How To Make Homemade Recycled Paper

How To Make Homemade Recycled Paper

Julia Cho
May 11, 2010

Kids will love this project that involves tearing up paper, putting it in a blender, and making their very own sheets of paper.

Most of what you'll need for this project you'll already have: paper scraps, blender, dish towel, and a rolling pin. The only other important thing you'll need is a deckle: You can find this in a craft store, or make it using an aluminum screen stapled to a picture frame.

The process is basically making your pulp in the blender, putting it all in a big bin and resting the deckle in the bin until enough paper goes through the screen to create one sheet. From there it gets a little trickier and seems like it'd require a bit of patience to get the paper off of the screen.

But the results look really beautiful, especially with all of the add-ins: flowers, grass, fancy hole punches. We love the creativity involved with coming up with these additions..

For full instructions, visit Unplug Your Kids. There's also an alternative method given at the end that does not require a deckle.

(Image: Unplug Your Kids)

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