Recycled Papermaking

 

Why?
There’s no need to purchase more paper when there are piles just waiting to be repurposed into a beautiful new object. Paper-making on any scale looks pretty similar – dilute fibers in water, drain through a screen, press fibers into a screen, and fibers dry into paper. Paper has been traced back to China during the 2nd Century BCE for wrapping, as a writing medium by the 3rd Century, and as toilet paper by the 6th Century. Paper is an essential tool for any artist, often as the preliminary means for sketching out ideas. The next time you tear through a sketchbook consider saving your scraps for a future paper-making project. 

What else?
By making paper from recycled materials we begin to realize the environmental impact we are making with our trash. Consider other ways you can repurpose your garbage. More curriculum connectors can be found here.

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