Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

Homemade Recycled Paper

This is a great way to reuse the magazines, newspapers and junk mail lying around your house!

This is an easy way with stuff you have at home – ‘proper’ equipment for paper making includes a wire mesh with frame to get a thinner, regular shaped piece of paper.


The paper has a cardboard consistency (it will be too brittle if it is too thin), however you can make it as thick as you want for crafts or other projects you can think of!

You can use this sooo many ways! Here are a few examples:

  • Gift tags
  • Food labels for a table setting
  • Arts and craft 
  • Table setting place cards
  • Christmas ornaments
The texture is quite rustic and rough so to write/draw on it use paint, fabric paint, coloured textas, or permanent marker works well (pencils/pens may be harder to draw on). You can also be crafty and stick things on with glue!!
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160 grams paper = 1 x Coles Magazine (Sorry Curtis!!)
 
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Cut up paper into smaller pieces and remove any staples.
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Add paper and water into bowl. 
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Mix 10 seconds/Speed 5. Scrape down. Repeat 3 times or until desired consistency.
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Place into moulds and press down, or lined baking tray and roll flat with a rolling pin.
 
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Pat down with paper towels to absorb excess water.
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Either leave to dry in the sun/in front of the heater for a few days, or bake in oven at 70 degrees for 2 – 3 hours or until hard and dry.
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Leave to cool before cutting/drawing/painting etc.
  
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Table name place cards 
 
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Gift Tags
 
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Arts and Craft
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Food Labels for a Table Setting

Homemade Recycled Paper

Print Recipe

Ingredients

  • 160 grams paper
  • 500 grams water

Instructions

1

METHOD (Thermomix):

2

Cut up paper into smaller pieces and remove any staples.

3

Add paper and water into bowl.

4

Mix 10 seconds/Speed 5. Scrape down. Repeat 3 times or until desired consistency.

5

Place into moulds and press down, or lined baking tray and roll flat with a rolling pin.

6

Pat down with paper towels to absorb excess water.

7

Either leave to dry in the sun/in front of the heater for a few days, or bake in oven at 70 degrees for 2 - 3 hours or until hard and dry.

8

Leave to cool before cutting/drawing/painting etc.

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METHOD (Blender):

10

Cut up paper into smaller pieces and remove any staples.

11

Add paper and water into bowl (depending on the size of the blender you may need to do it in batches).

12

Blend until desired consistency.

13

Place into moulds and press down, or lined baking tray and roll flat with a rolling pin.

14

Pat down with paper towels to absorb excess water.

15

Either leave to dry in the sun/in front of the heater for a few days, or bake in oven at 70 degrees for 2 - 3 hours or until hard and dry.

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Leave to cool before cutting/drawing/painting etc.

Notes

Note: add more water if you want a 'finer' consistency or if your blades are resisting. The above measurements are for a more 'rustic' consistency, however more water = more drying time and you will need to squeeze out additional excess water before putting in moulds/tray + patting dry with a paper towel.

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