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I hope this will help. I just finished the recycling unit with my 2nd grade
and they were very sucessful. Good luck!
1. Pulling a clean sheet of paper, then adding flowers and other objects.
Maybe making holes anf putting in things like screen scraps or netting sheer
2. Use masking tape to tape off areas on the screen.
3. Using cookie cutters. Place cookie cutter on top of a screen that is
full of pulp . Remove the pulp inside the cookie cutter and fill with
another color. or remove the area outside the cookie cutter
4. Pulp painting Using plastic ketchup bottles to paint on the screen. Use
popcicle sticks to manipulate colors by pushing the wet paper . To blend
colors. have students mix up tints and shade in small bowls for thier own
5. Dump paper. Using a ladle or large spoon dump the pulp on to the screen.
6. Dragging. Only drag part of the screen through the vat of pulp. Outcome=
small strips of paper can be woven carefully when wet but only after after
they are pressed in a paper press.
7. Using clay or plaster molds
8.Embossing= After pulling the paper press objects into the paper. Couch as
9.Layering= Keep couching several layers on top of each other removing areas
(like the reverse applique of mola's )
10.Attaching= After pulling a paper lay objects on the wet paper. Using your
finger add a small amount of paper over parts of the objects.
11.Paper lacing= Use a squirt bottle on the stream setting to spray the
paper while it is still on the deckle
12.Shaped moulds=Use the screen and deckle with a cookie cutter or
waterproof foam core.
13. You can make a water mark if you sew a wire design to the screen. * Or
you can use wire in between 2 wet papers to make clean lines.
14. Collage= Use magazines, tissue paper, fabric, or other objects . I
like using zippers, shirt cuffs...
15. Removing paper= Pull a paper then use your finger to remove any excess
pulp to make a hole. Fill in the area with pulp from a squeeze bottle.( or
you can leave some holes)
16. Adding things to the vat= You can add seeds, flowers, and and glitter
to the vat before you pull your paper.
Use these techniques on their own or combine them to make fabulous paper.
Hood Case Elementary
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