What you need:

  • Flour
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • 5 gallon bucket with lid.

Optional: 

  • Glitter
  • Non-toxic Glue

*Note* Multiply the ingredients to as much as you need. The below ingredients will make only a very little. It is also just one of about one million different recipes for wheatpasting so feel free to google, find your own recipe or find a good youtube video that works for you.

Wheatpasting is completely bio-degradable and non-toxic. We leave it on you if you want a 'gluten free' alternative.

Directions:

  1. Begin boiling 2 cups of water
  2. In a separate bowl mix 1 cup of water with 1 cup of flour
  3. Beat the hell out of that flour and water. Use an egg beater if you have one and whip it until you've got as smooth of a consistency as possible.
  4. Turn off the boiling water and pour in the mixed wheat paste.
  5. Continue stirring.
  6. Add 3/4 cup of sugar.
  7. Continue stirring.
  8. Make a lot of pancakes. Yum yum yum.
  9. Dump into the 5 gallon bucket and add the non-toxic glue and the glitter (shiny!) if you want. Note that this is not necessary but may help the adhesive properties and texture of said wheat paste.
  10. Continue stirring.
  11. This whole process should take no more than half an hour, and it's ready as soon as it done.

Best means of delivery: 

  • We highly recommend getting a 5 gallon bucket with a lid. Wheatpaste will usually keep for around 3-5 days (until it begins fermenting and smelling awesome).
  • Best way to put up posters or artwork is usually using a paint roller or brush you can buy very cheaply from a hardware store.
  • Using a paint roller, throw down a basic layer of wheatpaste. Soak every spot that the flyer will cover.
  • Put up the flyer.
  • Now, using the brush or paint roller, soak that thing. You want to make sure you coat the entire thing your putting up, and especially get the edges.
  • Wheatpasting works best on metal, but also works fine on concrete or even brick surfaces.
  • Don't forget to clean off your supplies when you get back before it has a chance to dry.
  • We find wheatpasting with a friend works great. One person can throw down a base layer while another puts up the flyer and helps get the edges. If you can get a few friends, divide up into a couple groups, each with a bucket and you can hit both sides of a street at once.
  • Enjoy, alter and adapt all of these directions as needed! Figure out what works best for yourself.

Disclaimer: Cascadia Now! takes no responsibility for what individuals use our artwork for. We encourage everyone interested in stickering, flyering or wheatpasting in their neighborhoods to understand their local laws. This can usually be found with a quick google of your cities RCW laws. In most major cities in the Pacific Northwest, all of the above are COMPLETELY LEGAL, but may vary from area to area.

The Cascadia Now! organization does not take responsibility or endorse the actions of autonomous individuals which may violate these laws.