Aug 26

Making Homemade Paper How to Make Homemade Paper From Recycled Paper

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Making Homemade Paper - How to Make Homemade Paper From Recycled Paper

Making homemade paper, how to make homemade paper from recycled paper, so you probably didn’t realize that you can use the paper from your recycling bin to make your own paper at home. Newspaper works best, but you can use any paper that does not have a shiny coating. So raid your recycling bin and make paper! Here’s how.

You will need:
-Recyclable paper
-Screen (you can use nylon hose stretched over a frame, an old window screen, or other flat screening). Two screens are best so you can work in batches.
-Tub or pan into which your screen fits (a rubber dish pan is ideal)
-Water
-Glue (use white school-type glue)
-Towels
-Iron (such as you use for clothing)

1. Shred the paper by tearing it into strips. Tearing exposes more surface area than cutting.

2. Put the strips into a rubber tub, such as you might use for washing dishes. Fill it about 2/3 full of paper strips.

3. Pour water over the paper strips until they are just submerged.

4. Stir the water-paper mixture with your hands.

5. Leave the paper strips soaking for several hours if you used cold water; for as little as 30 minutes if you used hot water.

6. When the paper is soft and pulpy, mix it thoroughly with your hands again.

7. Blend the pulp and water mixture in a blender. Do it in batches if necessary, but do not put the blended pulp back into the tub.

8. When all the paper pulp is blended, pour a few inches of water into the dish tub. Stir in a tablespoon of white glue.

9. Set the screen down into the water in the tub.

10. Pour about 1 cup of the blended pulp onto the submerged screen. Using your hands, spread it thoroughly over the screen, making sure to incorporate the water and glue.

11. Lift the screen from the water and set it where it can drain well.

12. Invert the screen onto a towel. Lift the screen off; there should be damp pulp sitting on the towel.

13. Lay another towel over the pulp.

14. Once the pulp is between the two towels, run a hot clothes iron over the top towel to steam out the moisture and smooth the paper.

15. Leave your pulp to dry for about 24 hours.

16. Cut into sheets, cards, etc. and enjoy!

We hope that Making Homemade Paper – How to Make Homemade Paper From Recycled Paper helps you in to make your own someday!

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