How to  Make  Paper without a Screen at Home!

How to  Make  Paper without a Screen at Home!

What You Need:

– Mesh or sheer fabric – Craft sticks – Hot glue gun and glue sticks – Scissors – Cardboard egg carton – Rolling pin

Try making 3-4 different mixtures of paper using different paper starters. This will allow kids to find out what kinds of paper are best for recycling, and how changing the type of paper changes the final texture of the finished paper product.

Boil about 2 cups of hot water.

Used eight sticks to make a large square and glued it with hot glue.

We then glued the frame to our sheer fabric and cut off the excess fabric.

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Once the water is boiling, pour it into your blender with your paper pieces.  The hot water will start to turn the carton into pulp. Place the lid on the blender and blend the paper pieces and water until it creates a soup-like mixture.

Place the frame over a large bowl. Pour the paper pulp over the frame and use the rolling pin to spread the pulp evenly across the frame.

Let the water drip out of the frame.

Allow the paper to dry completely, which may take 24 or more hours.

When the paper is dry, slowly peel it off the frame and use it for whatever purpose you desire!

We had to use a second piece of fabric to keep the paper from sticking to the rolling pin.

Tips & Tricks

If your frame bends, place it on a glass baking pan turned upside down.

We ended up drying ours in the oven set to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.