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- Tear old paper into small pieces, put in a bowl, cover with warm water.
- Mash or whisk until it is like thick porridge.
- Make a frame from a coat hanger and old tights.
- Dip your frame into the liquid and make sure it is evenly covered with pulp.
- Let the water drip back into the bowl.
- Put the coat hanger down on absorbent paper or cloth.
- Leave to dry.To speed up drying, put another piece of paper or cloth on the top of the pulp and roll firmly with a bottle or rolling pin. Ironing it will help too. Ask an adult to help.Your paper needs to be left to dry for at least a day before you try to write on it.
Why do you think it is better to recycle paper than to throw it in waste tips? If you look at different types of paper with a magnifying glass or microscope, what can you see? What kinds of paper do you think you could recycle?
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