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Paper Making

What better way to help pupils understand the circular nature of recycling than taking paper from your classroom recycling box, setting up your own ‘recycling factory’ and making beautiful hand-made paper?

Paper making is popular with pupils of all ages. Link it to science work on changing materials, to art and design projects, or set up your ‘recycling factory’ during a themed ‘eco’ week. Be sure to use your finished recycled paper for something special. Greetings cards at Christmas or other times of the year will be treasured by the recipient while spreading the recycling message to family and friends.

Download teacher and pupil instructions below, and be sure to visit the video section of this site to see the industrial papermaking process and how to make your own recycled paper at home and school.