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Re: Papermaking/casting

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gregjuli
Wed, 15 Dec 1999 19:26:19 -0600


HI ,
I've done both paper making and casting with students. It is possible to make
paper without screens.
I done so with my adaptive class and they printed on the handmade paper. You
need dish tubs, LOTS of newspaper, sponges, cloth, pulp, boards for pressing.
Actually since I don't have a press the kids stand on the boards to flatten the
paper and squeeze out the water. They enjoy doing that.
I did casting with my 7th grade a few weeks and the results were very nice. The
kids made their own molds and the molds that were not the interesting still
produced a nice casting. the staff at school loved the results ( so did the
kids). I love the day where the place the pulp with their hands into the
molds. So funny hearing all the ewwwwws and squeals and laughter. My tables
get really clean that day after they wipe up all the water on the tables.
BTW- We did spray the molds with Pam cooking spray and had no problems. After
the molds were sprayed the kids rubbed the molds with paper towel to remove
excess spray. AND I found a great book , I don't have it right here, but i
think it is called the The Paper Book , can't think of the author
Have fun,
MaryB

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