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A Little Paper History

Before we discuss a brief history of paper; what is paper anyway? Well, true paper is categorized as thin sheets of fiber that have been macerated until each filament is a separate unit. The exceptions to this are Papyrus, Parchment, and…

Paper Crafts for Grown Ups

Making things with paper crafts used to be an activity that kids did with their teachers or at home on rainy days to keep them occupied. But for many adults paper crafting is a serious hobby. Making beautiful things out of paper can be…

Some Tips On How To Work With Paper Mache

Paper mache is a crafting medium which involves using recycled paper and some glue. The recycled paper is torn into strips and dipped in the glue and then applied to a structure or mold allowed to dry and then painted. Paper mache is used…

Paper Mache Recipes

Paper mache is a crafting medium that is made from the recycled paper glue that sticks the paper on top of a mold or structure when dried can be painted. Here are some paper mache recipes for you to enjoy. Remember that paper mache is a…

Paper Mache

Paper mache is a medium used for arts and crafting made out of recycled paper and some glue to bind the paper with. The paper pulp is molded dried and painted. The word paper mache comes from the French word Papier mache which means…

Making A Gift Bag from Recycled NewsPaper

This is a cute way to recycle your old newspapers and magazines into something you can use. These little gift bags are a fun way to give gifts and also recycle newspapers into something constructive. Of course, depending on the size paper…

Making Tissue Paper Flowers

Tissue paper flowers are fun and easy to make. You can use them for any occasion as part of the decorationMaterials: Tissue Paper (an 8 sheet package will make 2 to 3 flowers) Scissors Wire (Floral or Pipe cleaners work well)…

Making Your Own Paper Craft

As a Paper craft hobby, many people make their own paper at home. To make your own paper there are three main steps. The steps are: 1. Making the Pulp 2. Pulling and Couching 3. Drying In addition to the three steps, you will need two…

Paper Making And Early Europe

Paper did not make its way to Europe until the Muslim conquest of Spain. During this period, paper production was under a Moorish rule in Spain until they were kicked out in 1244 AD. It was at this time that paper made its way to what was…

How Paper Made Its Way From China To Europe

It is a known historical fact that paper as we know it today first started in ancient China way back in 105 AD. A Chinese Eunuch by the name of Ts'ai Luned is credited with its discovery. Many Chinese men who served in the courts were…

Paper Crafts for Kids

The paper could be called the ultimate craft material. There are so many types of paper, from tissue paper to shiny magazine pictures, and from basic construction paper to newsprint. Here are some ideas for some crafts using this fun…

Paper: What Is and Is Not Considered Paper

Before we look at the origins of what paper is, let's ask ourselves what is paper anyway. Well by definition what qualifies as paper is thin sheets of fiber that has been macerated until each filament becomes a separate unit. Contrary…

Paper Craft As Art

When you think of paper crafts things like rainy days and children making cut outs come to mind. In actuality Paper craft is more than that. It can include any number of various types of paper craft techniques and can be actually quite…

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