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DIY Chewing Gum

Hey DIYers! Unfortunely,  August is coming to an end. That means school is starting soon, for the most of us. Sigh.  At school, don't you hate it when all your friends ask you for gum?  Even people you're not friends with ask you for gum. And by sharing all that gum, you run out, and then have to buy more. That's why today's DIY is perfect for you.  It's DIY chewing gum! This way, you won't have to go out to the store and buy those expensive packs of gum. Let's get started!

You will need:
- 1/2-1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup base gum pellets
- 1 tablespoon powdered flavoring
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- Kitchen Supplies
- Small, microwavable container
- Waxed paper
- Wooden popsicle stick

Steps:

1. Place 1/2 cup of powdered sugar onto a piece of waxed paper.


2. Place 1/3 cup of gum pellets into a small, microwaveable container.


3. Add in corn syrup and powdered flavoring.


4. (Adults or teenagers) Microwave the mixture in 10 second intervals, stirring in-between, until it is fully melted.


5. (Adults or teenagers) Make a well in the center of the powdered sugar (like you do when you make homemade pasta), and pour the hot gum mixture into it.


6. (Adults or teenagers) Work the powdered sugar into the gum mixture by stirring the mixture with the wooden stick to avoid burning your hands. Keep working the powdered sugar into the mixture, using more if necessary until it will no longer absorb any more sugar. You can switch to needing with your hands as the mixture cools, and even have the kids do the final kneading.


7. Then, break the gum into small pieces and wrap it in rectangles of waxed paper, twisting the ends to seal and keep the gum fresh.


Your basic, finished piece of gum will look like this.

You're done! I hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial for DIY Chewing Gum! Please note: this DIY and its directions do not belong to me. Stay tuned for more DIYs coming soon! -Madi from DIY With Madi

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