We had a lot of orangy financial newspapers left over from lighting fires, we decided to recycle some and make our own paper.
The boys got stuck into ripping the newspaper into small pieces
while K measure out the water
in went the pieces of newspaper
and everyone had a turn blending them
into the wooden frame went the brown sludge
removing the frame 'lid'
and drying the 'paper' with a sponge
squeezing the water out some more with the rolling pin. There is actually a mesh on top of the paper in this pic.
K using blotting paper to eek out some more water
and ta da! one small, beige-ish piece of paper. K has plans to write out the runes on it, which is a perfect use for it. Next time, I think we will go for more colourful paper, and perhaps even some glitter :)