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Rice Glue

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1. Rice glue is a paste made from ground rice boiled in soft water, used in molded objects such as statuary.

2. Use it for pasting fine paper, and for any little ornamental articles made of pasteboard. It is very nice and durable cement.

3. In Asia, rice glue is a well-known product. This extremely resistant adhesive can be used to glue all types of paper.

4. It is used in traditional bookbinding and luxury cardboard products: papers bonded with rice glue are considered tear-proof.

5. In 1/3 liter (1 1/3 cups) of water, cook 7 oz of rice or rice flour over low heat. You can also use leftover rice that has already been cooked. When the rice is overcooked, the starch it naturally contains will dilute in the water.

6. The liquid thickens and whitens. Add a little water if necessary and reheat the mix. Filter the glue and let it cool. Shake before using. You can protect collages or drawings with a coat of this glue. Though white when moist, rice glue becomes transparent as it dries.

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