I love working with the boys and showing them how things are made. Often projects stem from Caspar's questions, often from something he has seen or read in a book. Always from his natural curiosity.
Over the weekend we made our own recycled paper. It was fun, wet and pretty messy. It's a wonderful project because in the end Caspar has his own paper to use and share with others.
Together we spent many hours tearing waste paper into little pieces. Then we soaked the paper for a couple of hours.
Then blended until happy with the consistency. We weren't too fussy, certainly keep on blending for finer particles.
Then transferred the paper onto cotton (must be a natural fabric) and compressed to dry.
Beautiful handmade, I made-it-myself paper!