Young children will need assistance with the blender, but can do all the rest by themselves. Use for notecards, album covers, party placecards, bookmarks, etc.
You will need:
- A blender
- Scrap paper, can also add colorful dryer lint. Newspaper not recommended
- Measuring cups
- Fine mesh strainer
- Hand towels or paper towels
- Decorative mold
- Tear your paper into small pieces, add colorful dryer lint if you'd like.
- Put about 1/2 cup of paper into blender with about 3 1/2 cups of water.
- Blend on low speed for a few seconds, then on high for a minute or so.
- When contents of blender becomes a slurry with fine particles, pour through strainer.
- Drop the pulp from the strainer into the decorative mold.
- Press the pulp into the mold gently, try to maintain an even thickness throughout.
- Using the sponge first, then towels or paper towels, try to remove as much remaining water as possible.
- You can let the cast paper dry in the mold, or gently peel it from the mold and allow to air dry.
To make a cast paper box
- Trim or leave torn edges.
with glitter, beads, craft jewels, etc., or paint with acrylic
paints,eye shadow for a pastel effect, or iridescent or metallic
- Attach your cast paper sculpture to a note card, etc. with white glue, or frame it.
use a small plastic deli container as a form to shape the paper pulp.
Gently press the edges of the cast design onto the shaped paper lid.
After the box has dried, decorate with acrylic paint, glitter, 'jewels'
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