TreeHugger Tip: Little Bits' Monica Rodgers on Making Recycled Paper


LittleBits CEO Monica Rodgers has contributed yet another great green tip for our eco-tips project! Monica's video shows how children can enjoy reusing old paper, cardboard and art supplies to create their very own recycled paper. Read on for a complete list of materials and the step-by-step process!What you'll need:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup shredded paper or cardboard
  • watercolor paint
  • wire mesh frame (made from an old picture frame)
  • sponge
  • micro fiber cloth
  • rolling pin
  • sunlight

Step-By-Step
  1. Add two cups water and 1 cup shredded paper/ cardboard to blender
  2. add color to blender then press Blend
  3. Pour Pulp in to wire mesh
  4. Add flowers, sparkles, anything extra
  5. Place another piece of wire mesh over the top
  6. Use dry sponge to absorb extra water by dabbing the frame
  7. Squeeze out excess water into sink
  8. Flip the frame over then lightly tap the wire frame to release the paper on to the cloth
  9. Put another wire mesh on top and a piece of cloth
  10. Use rolling pin to roll out excess water
  11. Remove top mesh and bring the paper outside (with the bottom mesh)
  12. Remove last layer of mesh and leave to dry in the sun

While the sun dries the paper the non eco-friendly aspect of this process is using the blender!

Let us know how you reuse old paper, cardboard, and newspapers and send us a video tip with your favorite project!

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