Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Paper making

I'm teaching a Summer Camp next week, and thought it would be good to make paper, and embed some saved seeds in it. It's years since I last made paper, so I had a practice run today.

Yesterday I swung by a printers, and got loads of scrap paper. Soaked it in a bucket of hot water overnight. Took the hand blender to it this morning,and we were all set to go.

Kids were initially very uninterested, but when they saw hat there was water and mess involved, they got stuck in, and really understood and enjoyed the process. There are about 20 A3 sheets now hanging from the line, looking forward to when they are dry!


Ger said...

I should've popped into the school to check out the cardmaking possibilities of this handmade paper! I'm sure the children had fun with it. Ger x.

Anna Bee said...

Ger - it's not too late - we're making the paper tomorrow - it's great to cards...

Ger said...

Hi Anna, thankyou for letting me see the lovely handmade papers yesterday, I especially loved the ones with bits of marigold petals in them! Ger x.

lorrainium said...

here are some photos of paper making Sligo style.

I really enjoyed the soap making yesterday, thanks so much, Lorraine*

Anna Bee said...

Lorraine -
Delighted you enjoyed the day. Photos very inspirational. I'll be keeping an eye on your blogs!


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