How To Make Paper From Old Newspapers or Envelopes


Mark Montano demonstrates how to make paper from old newspapers, you could also use old envelopes instead.

To make this project more eco friendly, reuse the water to make a few pieces of paper and also use a natural dye. There’s an informative article on pioneerthinking.com that explains different plant types and the colours of dye that can be made from them.

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The materials and equipment that you’ll need to make your own recycled paper are shown below.

Materials
  • Newspaper / envelopes
  • Water
  • Acrylic paint or natural dyes
  • Anything else you want to use to embellish your paper, such as leaves, petals, glitter, seeds etc
Equipment
  • Blender
  • Plastic basin
  • Plastic window screen / thick netting
  • Staple gun
  • Flat picture frame
  • Rubber bands
Did You Know?

Deforestation is one of the main environmental problems we’re facing in these times. 42% of all global wood harvest is used to make paper.

courtesy of: theworldcounts.com


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