Monday, September 13, 2010

Homemade Recycled Paper

Making Homemade Recycled Paper
Step 1: Shred about 2 cups of scrap paper and put in blender.
Step 2: Add about 1 cup of water.
Step 3: Blend well and add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.
Step 4: Drain slowly through a strainer or wired mesh. Allow to dry in the sun.

This is a great idea for teaching the 3R's- Reuse, Reduce, Recycle.
I should add that our paper turned out thick. You can draw on it, but it would crack in tiny pieces when folded. It would make a nice embellishment to a card.


welcome to our wonderland said...

awesome stuff! my oldest made paper this summer at a friends house and had so much fun! love the colors and specks of blue

Infant Bibliophile said...

What a fun idea. How sturdy is it once made? Can you write on it, fold it, etc. or is it very delicate? Thanks for the great how-to. :)

Carolyn said...

You know this would be great to make Christmas ornaments from. Maybe use cookie cutters for molds. Also, could you make strips or ropes and wind them onto a blown up balloon and then burst it after the paper dries. At Easter you could do this to make eggs.

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