Homemade Paper Imprints
Parental supervision is recommended
Funky shapes can be used as embossing tools in order for kids to make modern 'fossils' with this Homemade Paper Imprints craft.
What you'll need:
- Homemade paper, in progress
- Shapes to imprint into paper - buttons, metal cutout, puzzle pieces, etc.
How to make it:
- Make the pulp to water ratio is fairly high but not so much as to create lumps.
- Simply follow all instructions to make homemade paper, however, prior to pressing the paper, place textured items on the paper to create an "impression" of the object. Various textured buttons, ornamental metal, orange slices, puzzle pieces, shoe treads, and foam cut-outs of all shapes and sizes will create very unusual impressions into the paper.
- Press the paper.
- Because children are impatient for their paper to dry, you might try drying it in the microwave. My microwave took 4 to 5 minutes but check it every minute or so since there are various microwave intensities. The paper will curl up some but this can be remedied by pressing in a book or ironing it on a low setting. Sticking the wet page (after pressing) on your windows may also prevent curling and dry faster than on a flat table, but not as fast as in the microwave.