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How To Make Paper
You Will Need
  • Scrap paper
  • A bucket
  • A blender
  • Scissors
  • A window screen
  • A 4-inch deep pan
  • An iron
  • Dishtowels
step 1Soak the paper
Tear the scrap paper into pieces and soak in a bucket of warm water for 30 to 45 minutes.
spacer tip Do not use glossy, coated paper.
step 2Grind the paper
Take the paper from the bucket and grind it in the blender until it takes on a mushy, porridge-like consistency.
spacer tip Blend 1 cup of paper at a time to avoid overworking your blender.
step 3Cut and insert screen
Cut the screen to fit the pan. Overlap the sides for easy removal later. Put the screen in the pan.
step 4Add water
Add an inch of water to the pan.
step 5Add mush
Spread the paper mush evenly over the screen in the pan, one-eighth inch deep.
step 6Drain water
Lift the edges of the screen, pulling the mush out of the water. Allow the water to drain.
step 7Prepare to iron
Place the screen on a dishtowel. Fold the towel over the mush mixture.
step 8Iron the mush
Iron over the dish cloth with your iron on high. This presses the water from the mush and makes for faster dry time.
step 9Allow 24 hours to dry
After 24 hours, your paper is ready!
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