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How to Make Paper - Introduction

This is a tutorial on the easy way to make home made paper. I show you everything step by step and give you some tips on creative paper making.

This process is about recycling old or unwanted paper and reclaiming it as new and wonderful quality paper for arts and crafts.

I will show you a few different variations you can do with the paper and I also show you some things you can make with the paper including origami.

I also have a video that shows this process. It is at the bottom of the page.


Here is some paper being made. The wooden thing is the mold and deckle. You just need some wood and some common household screening to make it. You can also buy the mold and deckle quite cheaply. I have a couple of kits at the bottom of this page.

Making paper

Here are some Papers that we made with this process:

Various paper I made

These papers follow various recipes. I have a page with larger pics and the recipes right here:
Making paper recipes and tips.


Paper Making Recipe on a scroll

What you will need to make paper:

  • A Blender
  • A mold and Deckle ( I will show you how to make this)
  • Some old paper to recycle. Can be junk mail, printer paper, brown bags, all types of paper
  • Paper Towels and a sponge
  • A big tray for holding water and reducing any mess


Quick Overview of the Process:

  • Step 1: Tear up some paper and put it in a blender with a few cups of water. Blend it into a pulp.
  • Step 2: Pour this pulp into the mold and even it out
  • Step 3 Remove what is now a sheet of paper from the mold and preliminary dry it
  • Step 4 Press the paper and finish dry it

Check out the picture on the left! We made a scroll of paper using this process then wrote the paper making recipe on it! I have a larger picture of this scroll right here

NextOK! Let's Make Some Paper




One of the things you can do with the paper you make:

A medieval scroll

How to make a Medieval Scroll!

Fun and easy little project and I have already received a bunch of pictures from people who have made these! How to make a medieval scroll


Ethan's Paper

Can you make paper? You sure can!!! Here is a sheet of paper made by a web visitor (Ethan) He followed my tutorial. It looks great and my thanks go to him for sharing the pic with us!!



Arnold Grummer Pour Handmold for Paper Making- 8.5x11 Inch

Paper making made easy! This kit contains a hardwood deckle a papermaking screen a cover screen a support grid directions and two couch sheets. This kit will make a sheet of paper that is 8.5x11 inches.

ALEX® Toys - Craft Paper Factory 147W

  • Create your own unique cards, photo frames or gift tags
  • Includes plastic basin, paper making tray, 2 screens, 2 boards, construction paper, 6 poster paints, wooden beads, ribbons and other accessories
  • For ages 5 and above


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