1. Use It As A Natural Ant Repellant In Your Home
2. Make Playdough
3. Make Homemade Glue For Collages & Paper Mache
Cheaper and arguably easier to work with than rubber cement, making your own glue for craft projects is a great alternative to running out to the store at 10pm. Ingredients include flour, sugar, water, and alum powder for preservation if you plan to use it over a few weeks. Get the how-to instructions from Instructables.
4. Clean Your Deck Of Cards
If your playing cards get as much use as mine, then they’re pretty grimy. Simply put the cards into a sealable baggie, add a few tablespoons of flour, and shake shake shake. Remove the cards and wipe with a cloth. This helps take off the dirt and will make them easier to shuffle.
5. Use As An Organic Insect Repellent In Your Garden
Nothing is more frustrating than spending a lot of time (and money) to create a beautiful garden – only to find out chewing insects (like grasshoppers) from gobbled up your plants. Get tips and a how-to video on using flour as a natural insect repellent from Today’s Homeowner.
6. Save With Homemade Fabric Starch
If you love crisp shirts and sheets, this is a great time and money-saving solution to store-bought starch. For this hack, you’ll need rice flour. Get the instructions at thriftyfun.
7. Fight Pimples & Acne
Use flour and honey as an overnight pimple fighter. Apply directly to the little red bump, cover with a bandaid overnight and in the morning, the swelling should have gone down.
8. Restore The Shine To Stainless Steel Appliances & Sinks
This is super simple and makes a huge difference. Clean your appliances as normal, then sprinkle a bit of flour onto a clean, dry cloth and use it to buff the stainless steel.
9. Use It As A Dry Shampoo
You’ve probably heard about the trick of using baby powder as a dry shampoo. Well, guess what? Flour works too! A quick tip: If you have darker hair, try adding a little cocoa powder to darken the mixture.
10. Polish Your Copper
Over time, copper loses its luster. Mixing equal parts flour, salt and vinegar to make a paste. Scrub it onto your copper pots, pans, and more, then let dry. Once dry, buff with a clean, dry cloth.
11. Create A Refreshing Face Mask
All you need is 2 tsp. gram flour, 1 tsp. turmeric and 3-4 tsp. of yogurt. Simply apply to your face, let dry then rinse off for a brighter complexion. This mask is great for those with oily skin. Get the full instructions here.