Paper Making – Recycling into Action

When teaching students about recycling its helpful to demystify the process by which our trash can be turned back into treasure so they have the confidence to know that what they recycle will really be reused.  Paper making does just that as students use hands-on group work to turn old fliers, hand-outs, homework assignments and even old tests and quizzes into new paper. Here is a lesson plan from Project Learning Tree    You can make your own frames or purchase them from a supplier like Nature-Watch.

Once dry you can use the paper for nature journals, bookmarks, gift tags, gift cards and more.

David Alexander is author of the Buzz Into Action & Hop Into Action Science Curricula.  He specializes in making nature accessible to people and wildlife.  You can follow him at


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