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Friday, August 30, 2013

Making paper

Belle made paper the other day. Not the green stuff but the recycled kind. Here's what you need: scrap paper (various colors), blender, duct tape, 1 cm chicken wire, metal door screen, spoon and cup. Assemble screen. Tear scrap paper into small pieces and put a handful into a blender with 1/3 full of warm water. Blend until scraps break down into small fibers. Spoon pulp onto the surfaceof the frame that is screen side up. Extra water will run off screen. Allow paper to air dry and then peel off. 

Belle decided to do a design on hers with the extra paper scraps. Recyling paper saves over 200 million trees each year. 

We were at a festival and they had taken the dried paper and made really cool paper lanterns with sticks. 

Here's a link to a detailed guide to making paper

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

First day pics

Creative School picture ideas for your kiddie from Shutterfly. I'm loving the pic the sign that says "When I grow up, I'm going to be a..."

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