Make Your Own Paper – Grade 4-7

Activity Introduction

Learners discover how to make their own paper from used paper scraps collected in the classroom. The educator will need to make a deckle/s before the lesson.

Grade: 4-7

Resources Required: Scrap paper, large bowl, deckle and screen (20cm X 25 cm works well), plastic container larger than the frame, water, sponge, blender, newspaper, coloured thread/dried flowers/leaves (optional)

Key Concepts & Skills: How paper is made, recycling paper waste

Extra Notes: This works well as a group activity.

Duration: Initial setup: 30 minutes, Paper making: 1- 2 hours (paper will also need to dry overnight)

Level of teacher facilitation: High

Curriculum links: Natural Science & Technology, Social Science, Art

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