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King County Library System — Hands-On Recycled Papermaking

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Handmade paper in many colors and shapesFor adults, teens and children with parental supervision.

Presented by Artist Liz Gasper.

Learn about the fascinating art of papermaking! Watch old paper scraps and junk mail transformed into new handmade paper using a few simple tools you have around the house. See the steps to make fun paper shapes and many examples of handmade paper projects.

Fun to watch and learn, but if you want to work in your kitchen during the program, here are some supplies.

Paper Making Workshop Supply 

  1. Blender or a food processor* (*parental supervision required)
  2. Colorful scrap paper –
    1. Great – used wrapping paper, junk mail, outdated colored paper fliers
    2. Not Good – newspaper, toilet paper tubes, brown paper bags, cardboard
  3. Water
  4. Sponge – not the kind with soap or a scrubber pad
  5. Cookie cutter shapes or cut a ring from a plastic container such as pop bottle or a yogurt container
  6. Screens – 2 squares of plain window screen that are larger than the cookie cutter or plastic ring
  7. Squares of cotton fabric such as an old sheet. Used dryer sheets also work
  8. A towel for any spilled water
  9. Plastic Sterilite or other brand shoe box or a yogurt or margarine container with snap on lid with holes drilled in the top
  10. Extras – Used ribbons or yarn or threads, flower petals

Sponsored by City of Newcastle and 4Culture. In partnership with Newcastle Arts Council and Newcastle Library.

Please register. You will be emailed a Zoom invite by 9pm, June 26.

For more information contact:
Vicki Heck, librarian


June 27
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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