Making your own art paper is fun to do on the patio in summertime. Maker Shed carries the Recycled Paper Press Experiment Kit to get you started:

Recycle your scrap paper, old newspapers, and tissue paper into beautiful hand-crafted paper. Start with a slurry of paper pulp, drain it in the sieve tray, then press it flat with a special tool. Experiment with different paper fibers and add pigment tablets to change the color of your paper. Learn why recycling used materials into new ones is a crucial and growing practice around the world. Ages 8 and up. By Thames & Kosmos.

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