HOW TO MAKE AN EARTH

WHY RECYCLE?

Recycling old paper into new paper is good for the environment. By recycling, you and your family can help reduce the world’s need for new paper and the industry’s toxic emissions. Instead of throwing out old catalogs, used writing paper or construction paper scraps, you and your kids can recycle them at home into beautiful new paper for reuse!

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RECYCLED PAPER EARTH PROJECT

SUPPLIES:

  • Old newspaper
  • Water
  • Blender
  • Food coloring
  • Strainer
  • Paper towels
  • Pan or dish
  • Oven

INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP 1: Cut up about a cup of newsprint into small strips.

STEP 2: Add the paper strips and a 1/2 cup of water into a blender.Blend the paper into a pulp. (Pulp is the major raw material used in papermaking.)

STEP 4: Pour this material into your strainer to remove the excess water. Use a spoon to press the pulp into the screen.

STEP 4: Place the circle of pulp onto a pile of paper towels and then place in an oven safe pan/dish.

STEP 5: Add drops of food coloring so your circle resembles the Earth.

STEP 6: Place the pan into an oven, preheated to 200 degrees. Heat your pulp for 4 hours, or until dry and hard.

STEP 7: Trim the edges of your recycled paper ‘Earth’.

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