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Create Paper

 By using the shreds of paper you have laying around, you can create a new piece of paper!

Materials Needed

Create Paper

Difficulty Level: Medium

Time Needed: 20 minutes + soak and dry time

Best done: Indoors

Mess Level: Medium

Image by Julia Maior

Materials Needed

  • Shreds of paper

  • Bowl of Water

  • Wire Hanger (that can be bent)

  • Old nylon stockings (or something similar)

  • Blender (optional)

Time to Experiment!

  • First-take paper that is already shredded (or if you don’t have any ask your child(ren) to shred up a bunch of (preferably) scrap paper.

  • Next-place the shredded paper into a bowl and pour water over top. Until it is just covered. Let it soak overnight for best results.

  • Once the paper is done soaking, squeeze the excess water out of it and place the paper into a blender. Blend it into a nice mush!

  • Bend the wire hanger into a rectangular shape and tape it to close. Pull the stocking over top. (Only use ones you no longer want)!

  • Place your “frame” onto a cookie sheet.

  • Smash your paper mush onto your frame (removing even more water). Let it dry overnight and then reuse it!

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