How to Make Paper From Used Paper




I got this recipe from my 5th grade teacher. I didn't have the screen so I used wax paper and it didn't turn out so well. So don't use wax paper!! My pictures arn't good because I took them after I was finished. Enjoy! If you like it remember to vote in the Epilog challenge.

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Step 1: Gathering the Materials

You will need, an old t-shirt, a piece of cardboard, a blender, water, paper(duh), a paper shredder(optional) and a screen.

Step 2: Shred and Blend

You can rip the paper(s) up and put them in the blender or shred them if u want to go faster. The pieces need to be small. Then place them in a blender about half way and put in just enough water to cover them. Blend it untill you cant see any paper flakes

Step 3: Pour It

Pour it in the screen and shake it until it is smooth. The amount of paper determines the thickness.

Step 4: Flip It

now take the t-shirt and place it over the wet paper. Flip it over and remove the screen. The black specks in the paper are letters.

Step 5: Squeeze It

now take the piece of carboard and place it over the T-shirt. Then add weight to it. After this let it dry.

Step 6: Done

I used waxpaper so my paper sucked up the water instead of flowing through the screen so it ripped.

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    6 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    there are several other instructables out there like this and about the blender fill it about half way and then FILL IT TO THE BRIM or as much as you can i didnt have enough wter in mine and shorted out the blender my parents dont know it was me so its all good but DONT make the same mistake and you can buy some wire mesh at micheals or some other hobby store

    1 reply

    Did you burn out the blender? You can sometimes find these things at garage sales. If you need to get a replacement before you parents find out, you can probably find one on Amazon or Google the model number.

    You could probably use a food processor too...

    Wire mesh is can be found at Home Depot... If you use your imagination, there are other things that work just as well.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Is there a way to re-claim the paper to make the paper without the ink dots?


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I made about a half page with a page. The downside is that it probably shouldn't be used in a printer and if you use paper that has black ink on it you will have small black dots. You might be able to bleach it.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I can make a hundred pages a week just from junk mail that usually goes in the trash. Thanks!