Here is an easy tutorial on how to make handmade paper at home with your kids using recycled paper scraps. I did this Waldorf inspired activity with my 3 year old son after we visited handmade paper factory as a part of our homeschool co-op field trip last week. Making paper is magical, therapeutic & its super simple too!
We had visited hand made paper factory recently and since summers are here in India, I thought it is a great time to make hand made paper at home with my 3 year old son. I had been meaning to do this for a long time & for this project, I had also collected old paper bills, scrap papers, left over paper cutouts while making Montessori inspired printable activities etc. They all came in handy while making this handmade paper. And not to mention, my boy was super excited to replicate at home what we had seen in the handmade paper factory recently.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Recycled wastepaper (I used old paper bills, scrap papers, paper cut outs from craft sessions, my son’s old scribbled papers)
- Blender / mixer
- Big large utensils
- Wide kitchen sieve
- Rag clothes
- Flower petals, food colors, thread cuttings (optional)
- SUN (lol)
And the next day, our handmade papers were all ready!!! They looked gorgeous to us!!! Don’t they?
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