Step 1: Tools and Materials
Old newspaper or other paper products
1/4" wire mesh
Hair dryer (optional)
Step 2: Creating Frame
Cut an identical sheet of window screen, as seen in the bottom left picture. Place it on top of the thicker mesh, and tape the edges together using duct tape (any other tape works, just be sure it will stay stuck together in water). The top left picture should look similar to yours.
Step 3: Recycle your Material
You can use anything from newspaper, envelopes, old school notes, letters, or even construction paper. You will want to stay away from plastic, wax paper or glossy pages of magazines. The colors you choose will determine the color of the ending paper, mine will turn out a grey color because I am using only newspaper. You could even use old fabrics such as felt if you want to add strength and more color.
Step 4: Soak your Material
About one thin newspaper will yield 5-10 pieces of recycled paper depending on the size and thickness.