Arnold Grummer’s® Let’s Make Paper!™ Classroom Kit is the perfect learn-by-doing activity for students in grades K-5, or participants of any age at community events.
Here’s a hands-on activity that replicates steps communities take to recycle paper: Collect, shred, make pulp, reform pulp into paper, dry and reuse.
After blending up wastepaper and pouring the pulp into a clear, acrylic cylinder, boys and girls get to watch as swirling fibers fall and a sheet is formed. Oohs and ahhs are not uncommon.
Whether it’s Earth Day or the topic is recycling, sustainability or the environment, this kit will reinforce lessons in a creative and successful way.
Best of all, each participant has their very own, recycled paper to take home.
Charlotte Vogt, K4 Teacher
Makes (30) five-inch circles of paper at a time
All supplies are reusable
• Clear acrylic cylinder
• (2) Papermaking screens
• (2) Cover screens
• (2) Screen support grids
• (60) couch sheets
• (2) Sponges
• Press bar (made from recycled milk cartons (HDPE)
• Envelope Pattern
• Guide: 2 lesson plans, optional project ideas, set-up diagram for 6’ table, tips for teachers
Please Note: Requires use of kitchen blender, large empty can (coffee can, large baked beans, etc), plastic cups, tray (cookie sheet with sides), bucket, wastepaper. Optional: Iron and ironing surface for quick-dry paper
Made in the USA | All components: Non toxic
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