Soak shredded paper overnight in bowl of water.
Use a hammer to thumbtack the mesh screen tightly across a frame (or use an embroidery hoop - instructions below).
Front (or top view)
Add the soaked paper with the water to a blender and mix. Add more water if mixture isn’t smooth. Then get your screen and seeds and set up an old towel to lay the seed paper out.
Put the pulp mixture in the baking pan.
Add more water so that it’s about 2.5” deep. Stir in the seeds. Mix with your hand as the stuff settles and sinks.
Hold the screen frame parallel (flat top side not back side!) to the tabletop and dip it into and under the pulp and seed mixture.
Move it gently from side to side to remove excess water and distribute the pulp evenly on the screen.
Let the screen drain then transfer it to an old towel or pan.
Press the Handi wipe or a paper towel to absorb and lift the water from the paper.
Squeeze the wipe out and return it to the screen to soak up more water.
Place the frame, pulp side down, with the Handi wipe onto a dry towel.
Slowly lift the screen and peel the edge of the paper away so that it drops onto the towel.
Let the paper dry overnight or place it outside in the sun to dry.
You can do the project with an embroidery hoop as well. Add the screen between the hoops then trim off the outside material and continue as above.
Trace a shape (we used a cookie cutter) and cut the paper.
Tack it to a Popsicle stick or add it to a card.
- 3.0 Pieces of color construction Paper
- 1.0 Wood Frame
- 1.0 Screen material (fiberglass)
- 1.0 Handi Wipe
- Thumb Tacks
- 1.0 Big foil pan (grocery baking aisle) 13”x19”
- Old Blender
- Shaped cookie cutter