If you buy a lot of stuff online: a recycled homemade paper craft

  • Terumi
  • April 25, 2013
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Homemade paper crafting

The other day my new purse showed up and as much as the beautiful wrapping is sweet there’s nothing more telling that I bought a ton of stuff than a big pile of tissue mongrammed with a brand’s name.

So the guys and I got to work on a ‘craft’.  We got rid of the shopping evidence shredded the tissue paper into teeny pieces and dumped it in a big bucket.

Making homemade paper with kids

We poured in some warm water to make a soupy mess.

Making homemade paper with kids

Then we blended it until it became soft and pulpy.  (Ps this is that egg beater I got from oxo.  I can bet they didn’t think I’d be using it like this and neither did I!  But it’s so easy for the guys to use and I love that it’s not electric.)

Homemade paper crafts with preschoolers

We strained a couple cup-fulls of the gooey paper pulp through a sieve and dumped it onto a plate.  We used a silicone muffin tin to press out the water.  (I thought the guys might like to use a ‘tool’ and this one looked cool.)

Squishing homemade paper with kids

After that we pressed the mush into cookie cutters until they dried.  It took about a day out in the sun.

Using cookie cutters to make homemade paper crafts

I may poke holes in the top for mother’s day ornaments.  And we’ll probably coat them in glitter too.

Homemade paper craft with kids

So really, I didn’t technically buy a purse.  I bought craft supplies for an activity and the purse came with.  (And lucky for me, the guys want to make this one again.)

(PS. FYI it may just be a personal preference thing, but apparently this kind of craft is best made while wearing a shark costume.)



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