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Have you ever used shredded paper in a project? Answered

I have more shredded paper available then news print(almost non exisitent). Have you ever used shredded paper in a project?

If so what were the results?

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MikaelaHolmesBest Answer (author)2017-02-09

Hi! Do you mean paper that has been put through a shredder? If so, I have not tried it, but I think that the strips might be a bit too narrow to be easily usable for paper mache. (Shredded strips are only about 1/4" wide, right?) You might be able to use them as later layers on top of a base layer of wider strips, but I think using them as the first layer would be really time consuming and frustrating. Office paper is also not the ideal type of paper for paper mache as it is stiffer and less absorbent than newspaper. Feel free to experiment with it though, and let us know what happens if you try!

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