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Re: making paper with kids

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markpeterson (markpeterson)
Wed, 28 Jul 1999 13:56:34 -0500

Blenders work ok but I made a machine that can make a big enough batch for a
large class in one shot. I mounted a garbage disposal unit ($10.00 from the
local flea market) on a plastic sink (about $15.oo from Home Depot) and ran
a washing machine hose from the bottom back to the sink. I then went to the
local college (University of South Florida) and scooped up all of the scrap
paper from their printmaking studio (all 100% rag paper). By tearing up the
paper and running them through the garbage disposal unit, it takes about 5
minutes to grind up a batch of slurry. I have added all kinds of things to
my paper slurry including colored thread, leaves, sequins, dryer lint, and
different colored dyes. Also, if you use a sink to dip your frames in, you
can get larger sheets of paper of nearly any thickness you want.
-----Original Message-----
From: MaryAnn Kohl <maryann>
To: Artsednet Artsednet <>; ECE LOOP
Date: Monday, July 26, 1999 2:14 PM
Subject: making paper with kids

>What would you say is your favorite recipe for making paper with kids? Do
>you use a blender?
>MaryAnn F. Kohl (WA)