Even those who try to go paper-free still have lots of paper around the house. This is especially true if you are a student. Recycling is a great way to dispose of it, but why not turn it into something that you can use and enjoy. This makes a great project for a rainy day. While the components are simple, this project will go much faster if you have multiple people helping. There are different jobs that can be done at the same time. Do not attempt this if you only have a little bit of paper. We used several big boxes full of paper.
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Step 1: What you will need
I organized the things that you will need into categories.
Paper Shredder (crosscut preferred)
Plastic Project buckets (at least 2)
pan (whatever shape you want your bricks to be)
piece of plywood to dry bricks
Step 2: Prepare the Paper
This is one step of the whole production process, but it can be done almost the whole time. First you need to shred your paper. Newspaper is ok, but make sure that there is no plastic at all in the paper. A crosscut shredder works the best, because the smaller pieces are easier to deal with when it is time to blend it up. When you fill your shredder with paper, empty them into a plastic project bucket. Stomp the shreds down in the bucket to fit as many as you can. When the buckets are full, add enough water to cover the top of the shreds. If you let the shreds soak for a few hours, it will be easier to blend them. However, this is not necessary.