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Making Recycled Paper

I shred a lot of documents and I reuse the paper by making my own paper.

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  1. Use a blender dedicated to just crafts. Fill the blender with paper. Fill with water. Blend until all the paper is just mush.
  2. Pour into a large flat plastic pan. (An unused kitty litter pan is just the right size.)
  3. Put the plastic canvas in the pan under the paper pulp. Lift out and set the covered canvas in the other pan and let drain.
  4. Take the damp sponge and press the water out of the pulp.
  5. Turn the canvas upside down so the pulp will come off in a sheet.
  6. Dry. I usually set in front of a fan to speed drying.
  7. When the paper is partially dry, you can use felt as layers between sheets and set a weight on top of stack of sheets to get a stronger paper.

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By Nightsong from Hay Capitol of the World

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February 9, 2012

This video about making your own recycled paper is a wonderful DIY project that anyone can do at home.

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