- Easier - Paper is
a sheet material made from fibers of wood, grass,
or cotton. It can be used for writing, printing,
- Harder - Paper is
made from cellulose fibers that are found in all
plant cell walls. The fibers may come from any one
of several plant sources such as wood, bamboo,
cotton, esparto, hemp, jute, sugar cane, wheat, or
rice. However in North America, wood is the major
source of paper making fibers. A mixture of water
and fibers is filtered through a fine screen to
form a sheet of paper. As the wet sheet is dried,
chemical bonds are formed between the molecules in
the cellulose fibers to give the paper its
- This website has lots of paper information,
activities, lesson plans, and more. It includes a
good procedure for papermaking.
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- Learn about how paper is made, special kinds of
paper, and the history of paper.
- Robert C.
Williams American Museum of Paper
- You can find out when this craft was invented,
and view a collection of watermarks, papers, tools,
Can Make Paper
- Here is a recipe for making recycled paper,
with an adult's help.
- Similar Websites:
- 2) Make Your Own Paper! A Recipe http://www.aifq.qc.ca/english/games/recipe.html
- 3) Papermaking-An Art for All Ages http://www.bestweb.net/~gomezmil/paper.html
- Explore several of the websites below;
then complete a paper making project or
- Imagine a Day without Paper.
Visit the Mead
and Paperworkers' Resource Council,
Maine sites to learn about paper and
paper products. Pretend that you live in a
time and place where the processes for
paper making were never discovered. Write
a story about everyday life that is set in
your world without paper. Did you use
paper to write your story; if paper were
not available, what could you do?
- Develop a Paper Making
Timeline. First take a look at sites
C. Williams American Museum of Paper
of Paper. Then develop a timeline that
shows the history of paper making. After
completion, compare your timeline to the
one found at Pulp
and Paperworkers' Resource Council,
- Construct a Paper Products
Display. Collect and assemble a
display of paper products. Try to show as
much variety in your collection as
possible. Include labels and descriptions
for your museum. Place your exhibit at the
library, in your school, or on a
- Make Your Own Paper. After
visiting sites like You
Can Make Paper, Learn2
Make Homemade Paper, Recycled
Your Own Paper! A Recipe, try your
hand at making paper. See if you can make
paper from different materials. Compare
the results. Think about different types
of paper and uses. You may want to use
your hand made paper to Make
an Artist Book.
- Begin a Paper Recycling
Project. Visit Recycling
and learn about the recycling of paper.
Then research ways to recycle paper in
your community. For one month, collect and
recycle paper products. Keep a record of
the amount and types of paper materials
collected. Put together a display of your
paper recycling project.
- More Sites!
Museum of Papermaking by R.C.
- Learn about the history of paper and
- Learn about the use of papyrus and its method
of production in ancient Egyptian society.
- Take a step-by-step tour of the papermaking
process and learn some fun facts and
of Paper and Papermaking at
- This site links to wide spectrum of papermaking
- Look for the "Facts on Paper" section to learn
about the history of paper and how paper is
- This site contains simplified procedures for
the traditional methods of making paper.
- This site has lots of pictures and an artist's
description outlining the process of making fine
- Pulp and
Paperworkers' Resource Council, Maine
- This site includes the history of paper,
instructions for hands-on paper making, and
information on the paper making industry.
- Similar Website:
- 2) Paper in Wisconsin http://www.wipapercouncil.org/homepage.htm
from Pulp and Paper Manufacturers Federation of
- This website contains frequently asked
questions about recycled paper.
- Website for Teachers
- This lesson helps learners understand the
chemical processes involved in recycling paper and
recognize the environmental issues in using and
recycling different kinds of paper.
a Papyrus Scroll
- Three steps to make a papyrus scroll.
Paper Project (Grade 5-10)
- This website has procedures for making paper
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