Oct 7, 2013
Craft Lab: Playing with Paper Pulp
scrap paper in lots of different colors
old blenders (not to be used for food afterwards)
pitchers, buckets, containers for water
plastic bowls (we used some coated paper bowls, but I wouldn't recommend them...)
wire mesh strainers
What we did:
--add paper scraps to the blender with lots of water. if it sounds like it's struggling to blend at all or if it smells like burning rubber, add more water!
--If you keep all the tools for this project in a kit box for future use (which I recommend!) be sure that your sponges are 100% dry before closing the lid. Sponges covered in dry black mold are not much fun to use for this project (or any project, really).
--Make sure you have a disposal plan for your pulp-water after the event. Do NOT dump it down the drain as it will clog them up. I recommend dumping the water outside where it can make colorful patterns on the ground. But watch out for angry hornets.