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from Recycled Scraps
What you will make -
Here’s a fun and easy way to recycle those piles of paper
spewed from your printer and have fun with the kids at the same time.
With simple equipment and lots of water, you can turn that paper into
elegant, handmade paper.
In this project you will learn how to make paper by hand from recycled
scraps of paper. Learn techniques that will give the best results at home, along
with simple and inexpensive alternatives for children or beginners who just want to experiment.
Regardless of the equipment or techniques there are three basic steps in papermaking:
- Prepare material (pulp)
- Mold pulp into a sheet
- Dry sheet
The resulting paper can be used as writing paper, for making
elegant greeting cards, to make or
line envelopes, to wrap gifts, to make
gift bags, in collages and
scrapbooking, or in any craft that this wonderfully
textured paper will enhance.
Related craft: Mold and
Deckle - Make this essential tool for handmade papermaking.
This project is rated AVERAGE to do. (Forming
sheets is EASY.)