Friday, April 20, 2012

Making Paper :O)

As a mother of three children, two of which are in school, you can probably imagine the amount of paper we get home. I really hate just throwing all of this paper away so I love coming up with ideas to reuse this paper. I remember making paper in my moms blender. So I thought why not show my children that fun! It is really fast and easy, perhaps just a tad messy, but so fun!
Simply take some papers, I used 8 I believe, and tear them into pieces. These don't have to be tiny pieces it just makes less work for your blender or food processor. Put them all in and add several cups of water. Then BLEND BLEND BLEND! I always use a piece of window screening because it allows me to move it and smoosh the water out :O). So take your mixture and put it on your screening. If you don't have screening you can just put it on the cookie sheet, it may just take a little more work getting it flat and most of the liquid out. Slowly flatten it out so you paper is even. You will notice how most of the water comes out while you do this. I like to leave mine out in the sun to finish drying. If you don't have that option it will dry inside just takes longer ;O)
Stack of papers used

Ready to flatten

Drying :O)

3 comments:

aleisethefunny said...

Interesting idea!

Shayla Burks said...

That looks like fun!

Just Short said...

What a fun way to recycle paper. Thanks so much for sharing.