Paper Making

Creative Arts
| 4th Grade - Adult
| Evening 1.5 hrs
| Easy


Students will learn about the history of paper making and discover the ecological and economic benefits of using recycled paper. Using a variety of used waste paper students will shred, blend, and roll these reprocessed paper fibers onto a deckle, eventually drying at least four of their own sheets overnight in a special dryer.


Upon completion of the Paper Making evening activity, students will be able to:

  • List materials other than tree fiber that make paper.
  • Explain two ways that our paper use affects the environment.
  • Understand the definitions of renewable and nonrenewable resources.
  • Judge how some paper products are friendlier to the environment than others.
  • Show how consumer demand influences the paper industry.
  • Make recycled paper using a simple process.