How to Make Your Own Paper ...

It still quite amazing that with the data explosion introduced by the Internet and 24-hour news feed TV channels that traditional newspapers are still around to consume vast resources from the world’s tree populations. Admittedly, news printers do use a good amount of recycled paper pulp but it’s not enough. If you’ve been bitten by the recycling bug and you enjoy crafts one really great way to do your bit for the environment and to have some fun at the same time is knowing how to make your own paper from old newspapers.

Firstly gather your ingredients:

• Wire coat hangers
• Old pair of pantyhose
• Electric iron
• Food processor or blender
• Newspaper torn into 2” squares
• White glue
• Water
• Food coloring
• Large tub or bowl or sink

Find somewhere you don’t mind making a mess and you’re ready to go.

1. Make a Frame by Bending a Wire Coat Hanger into a Rectangular or Square Shape