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    March 23rd, 2009CTRecycle

    Hey kids, you like reading newspaper? After reading it what do you do with it?

    Well this time, I have a cool experiment to turn old newspaper into recycle paper.

    We can use the recycle paper for scrap book, greeting cards, drawing book…etc…

    So let get starting with the material.

    Material Require:

    1.Get your yourself a eletrcic egg beater



    2.A big pail
    3.One/ A few mosquito net or a mosquito screen, you just need to a small piece (Roughly an A4 size paper). Better still if  someone can give it to you 😉
    4.Some water (Hot water will be nice but becareful with it, ask adults to help out)
    5.Scissors
    6.A hot day
    7.You
    8. Well off course, old newspaper…!!!

    Instructions:-

    1.Tear the old newspaper into small pieces. After you tear the small pieces, you still can use scissors to reduce the size of the teared pieces. Please make sure all the pieces are collected in the pail else it will be very messy. Depending on how many recycle papers you want, my experience is that 3 to 4 pages of newspaper is enough to produce 5 to 6 recycle paper. So, if you wanna make a book keep tearing…!!!
    Collect The Pieces of Paper in a Pail

    Collect pieces of paper into a pail

    You can use scissors to cut the paper into smaller pieces

    Use scissors to cut the paper into smaller pieces

    2.Pour water into the small piece that you have just teared. Just pour enough water to cover all the small pieces. Make sure all the small piece are soak in the water. The process is to soften the newspapers. and remove colors, inks from the paper. Soak the papers for 30 minutes.At this point, can add some food colouring to make it colourful.

    Pour water into the pail

    Pour water into the pail

    3.If you have time you can experiment this. Instead of soaking the papers for 30 minutes, you can soak the papers for a week. But, be warn! It can be very stinky!!! By the time, the paper will look mushy. So, we will use a electric egg beater to turn our soaked papers into mushy papers.

    Beat the papers until mushy, yeah beat them up!!!

    Beat the papers until mushy, yeah beat them up!!!

    4.Once your papers look mushy. Go grab you screen.
    Grab your screen

    Grab your screen

    5.Put the screen into the mushy papers. Time to get dirty!!!
    6.Pull the screen out of the mushy paper. Make sure the whole screen is covered with mushy papers. Once you take your screen out of the mushy paper. Do not touch the mushy paper on the screen. I repeat DO NOT TOUCH YOU MUSHY PAPER!!! Cause if you touch it, there will be a hole on your recycle paper.
    Make sure the whole screen is covered up

    Make sure the whole screen is covered up

    7.Now, let the screen with mushy paper dry under the hot sun. It should just take a while. Have some cookies or watch some cartoons.
    Let it dry under the hot sun

    Let it dry under the hot sun

    8. Go collect your recycle paper.
    9. Slowly peal of your recycle paper.
    Slowly peal off the recycle paper from the screen

    Slowly peal off the recycle paper from the screen

    10. Do what ever you like with your ‘reward’. Be cool…!!! 😉
    Hmm...what should I do?

    Hmm...what should I do?