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homemade paper
free plans: how to make
Basic Description Paper is a part of our everyday lives, but few of us know much about how it is made. It turns out that making paper is not particularly difficult, especially if you use old paper scraps as your base. With a little practise and a few tools, you can learn to make beautiful homemade papers that can be used for notes, cards or gift wrap.
Materials paper scraps, cardboard, cornstarch. A complete material list is provided below.
Tools Blender, rigid frame (see below), window screen, large bucket or tub, spoon or knife, paper towels. See the complete tool list is provided below.
Cost The plan itself is free! Estimated cost of materials: $11
Time 3 hours
Difficulty Moderate
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the project plan begins here

step:     1              

The first step involves acquiring the necessary materials and proper tools. It is best to get everything prepared before commencing because this allows you to progress without unnecessary interruptions.
homemade paper

Material List

Item Qty. Description
#1 - Paper scraps (see plan for details regarding paper selection)
#2 - Warm water
#3 - Cornstarch (sometimes called cornflour - but not cornmeal!)

Tool List

Large bucket or tub
Rigid frame or tools/materials for making one - see below for details
Standard knife or spoon
Paper towels or wool felt
Window screen
Metal snips or utility scissors for cutting screen.

step 2►

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