I made these Recycled Paper Christmas Ornaments with the help of my 2 year old. They are fun and easy to make and I'm always a fan of "green" projects.
What You Need
1.Paper (newspaper, construction paper, scrapbook paper, crepe paper,etc.)
3.Small cookie cutter
What you Do
1. Lay a dry cloth on a plate then lay a paper towel on the cloth.
Lay a cookie cutter on the paper towel.
2. Tear your paper up in small pieces (newspaper, construction paper, scrapbook paper, crepe paper, or a mix of them etc). Until you have a few cups of paper pieces.
3. Put your paper in a blender and add a cup of water.
4. Blenderize the paper/water mix until you have a thick pulp. You may need to add paper or add water depending on if your pulp is too watery or too dry.
5. Strain the water out of the pulp with a sieve, by putting it in a washcloth and squeezing it, or simply squishing (very technical term lol) it in your hands.
6. Place the strained pulp in your cookie cutter and mash it down (another very technical term) making sure the edges are defined.
7. Sprinkle with glitter if you'd like
8. CAREFULLY press your star onto a cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees for about 2 hours. (If your star falls off when transferring, you can start over by putting a bit of water on the pulp then molding it in the cookie cutter again.
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