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How To…# 1: How to make recycled paper at home?

Team StoryWeavers|March 29, 2021| 188

 

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For our very first edition, we are answering a question asked by a class 8 student, Mahek Bhagat from Jammu. She wants to know,

How to make paper from used paper?

Handmade paper

Home-made paper

Do you have some notebooks that are all used up? Are you planning to sell them off to the scrapyard? Wait! You’re gonna need it for this DIY – making new paper from old used paper aka the recycled paper DIY. Not only does this activity result in an extremely useful end-product but it also is colourful and lots of fun!! If you’re wondering what you’ll do with the new paper you make at the end of this DIY, here are a few suggestions:

 

  1. You can make a greeting card out of the paper you’ll make
  2. You can make multiple papers and turn them into a diary 
  3. You can paint on this paper and frame it
  4. You can gift them to your artistic friends!

And with that, let’s kick start our DIY right away:

You’ll need

  1. Used sheets of paper
  2. Mixer jar and mixer
  3. A pair of Scissors 
  4. A bottle of water
  5. A Sieve
  6. 2-3 pieces of cotton cloth (clean and dry)
  7. Colour of your choice (optional)

Steps

  1. Take some sheets of used paper. Approximately 3-4 pages of  A4 size.
  2. Shred them into small pieces, try to cut as small pieces as possible.
  3. Put the shredded paper in a mixer jar, add water such that the shredded pieces are all soaked in it. (Expert tip – If you’ve chosen a thick paper to do this DIY, soak the shredded paper in water ( for 3-4 hours) for sometime after this step)
  4. Now grind the paper and water in the mixie, until it turns into a smooth pulp.
  5. Pour the pulp into a sieve. Wait until the water drains out of it. Meanwhile, spread the pulp evenly on the sieve. (Expert tip: If you want to give your paper a certain colour, add the colour to the pulp at this stage. You can use watercolours or natural dyes like turmeric, beetroot etc for colouring the paper)
  6. Soak the remaining water from the pulp using a dry cotton cloth. You may need two-three sets of cotton cloth to do the same. (Expert tip: Don’t use any cloth that has embroidery design patterns on it, as it will disrupt the texture of your paper. Unless you want that texture on your paper!)
  7. Soaked and set, your pulp is now ready to be taken out of the sieve. Invert your sieve and gently tap it around, to let the pulp fall out without breaking.
  8. Once out, leave the pulp in a dry place for 24 hours. This will enable the remaining moisture in it to evaporate.
  9. Your paper is now ready for use!

How paper is made at the Industrial level

In essence, paper is made from fibre. It can be obtained through a variety of materials such as wood pulp, rice or cotton. Although, most of the paper we use is made from trees and recycled paper. Usually, papermaking fibres can be recycled five to seven times before they become too short to be recycled. So typically the paper you use for writing, may contain new fibres as well as fibres that have already been recycled once or more. 

At the industrial level, during the paper recycling process, ink is removed from paper in a process called de-inking. Then just like our DIY, recovered paper is chopped up and mixed with water to make a pulp out of it. The pulp is put through a series of washing processes that use water and soap-like chemicals called surfactants — like Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) — to remove the ink, brighten the paper as well as strengthen it. The pulp is then put into a big machine with a giant roller that uses steam to press and dry out the pulp, meanwhile allowing the excess water to drip out from the side.

And that’s how paper is recycled at an industrial level. Recycling paper at home not only makes for a fun activity but also is greatly beneficial for the environment. Even in manufacturing, it is one of the few eco-friendly industries. It uses a bare minimum of chemicals like CaCO3 amongst others. By the way did you know calcium carbonate has many other uses, in fact you have used it too! Do you know how? Tell us in the comment section below!

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Charu Verma

Charu, a feminist and an accidental writer, is yet to master the art of writing about herself. Always curious to learn new stuff, she ends up spending a lot of time unlearning the incorrect lessons. She enjoys all sorts of stories – real, fictional, new, old, hers and would love hearing yours too. Feel free to ping her at [email protected] to share anything that you think is worth sharing.

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Sunandana Kar

March 30, 2021

I knew it! But can’t make it before; now I can make it without any hassle ☄️☄️


Vaibhavi and Vedika

March 30, 2021

Amazing 🤩💜


Ishrat

March 30, 2021

Hi byjus, I want to know how to make a paper origami Gun


Nirbhay

March 30, 2021

Busy


Rajika Pramanick

March 30, 2021

Love it🤩
I will surely try it.


Nikita sahu

March 30, 2021

Nice experiment….


Afroz Ali Shah

March 30, 2021

Amazing Superb Trick 😍💓💓


R Ashwitha

March 30, 2021

Wow 🤩🤩


Ujjwal Shrivastav

March 30, 2021

I tried it at home and it’s good.
I used this paper 📜 for water colour drawing . Always love byjus.
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Shubhra naresh Sonkusare

March 30, 2021

I like 👍👌😊😊


Shubhra

March 30, 2021

I like 👍👌😊😊


Alna kunjumon

March 30, 2021

Superb


Parth

March 30, 2021

It was an awesome and simple trick, I will definitely try it.


Bharat

March 30, 2021

Amazing 👏📜📜🇮🇳🇮🇳


shalini

March 30, 2021

superb , I love it. It may be useful for me .THANK YOU for this video ,thank you so much .


shalini

March 30, 2021

I love it


Shreyash nandani

March 30, 2021

I like to do D.I.Y so much.
I don’t want to waste anything.
So, I like it so much to do .
One more, I want to know about how to make a tab stand with a pen stand


Ansh Ganesh Nikam

March 30, 2021

Nice idea of making paper from old and used paper.
I have make it and it was nice far drawing.


Agam More

March 30, 2021

Superb 👌


Devaditya Raj Purohit

March 30, 2021

I knew about it but did not know how to make it
But now that I know I will try it
SUPERB!


Soniya

March 30, 2021

Amazing 🤩🤩


Jai Singh

March 30, 2021

Amazing this is
I want to know how to make a horse with help of origami ❔❓


Arkajyoti Goswami

March 30, 2021

How to increase our brain power?


Anushka Bhalerao

March 30, 2021

Yaaa,I did it and it successfully done


AMRUTA

March 30, 2021

Amazing D.I.Y (. ❛ ᴗ ❛.)


Femida

March 30, 2021

Wow amazing D. I. Y
👏


Arun Goswami, instagram ID is [email protected]

March 30, 2021

Amazing D.I.Y (. ❛ ᴗ ❛.)


Siddharth

March 30, 2021

I liked it , but can you explain me how this works, how does the paper bind together even after we cut it into very small pieces.


Tarun

March 30, 2021

I have also made a paper with banana peels


Nehal Sharma

March 30, 2021

Hi byjus, I want to know how invented paper


Saraaha Pati

March 30, 2021

Even I had the same question. Thank you for telling us how paper is made.


Manas singh

March 30, 2021

Amazing 📃📃📃📃


kaushik mali

March 30, 2021

How to increase our brain power ?


Swetav

March 30, 2021

This is best video in the world amazing love it thank to byjus you are best teacher in the world


Naisha Kaushal 6-D

March 30, 2021

Amazing 😀😀😀😀


Priyanka Rani

March 30, 2021

How to recycle cardboard


Madhura

March 30, 2021

This is simplest way, Thanks. 😊


Peehu Grover

March 30, 2021

Thanku sir


Vaishnavi

March 30, 2021

It is useful for me👍


Rithikka

March 30, 2021

It’s just amazing,!!!!!will definitely try it …..


Varad Talokar

March 30, 2021

How fascinating! I like it . Thanks to you and your teams to make us do . 👍👍


Dipak

March 30, 2021

Super eco friendly idea


Ammachar.S

March 30, 2021

Very useful and innovative…..will surely try it out!!!🤩


Dia Singhvi

March 30, 2021

Please make diy bird feeder


Lakshitha V

March 30, 2021

Woow..
Now i know how i get the paper on which i write..
Thankyou byjus..for helpimg us by giving this valuable infos..
Also…i had tried to recycle paper before, i just pit water on a used paper on which i had written with ink pen..i spread the water and These ink vanished, after it dried i could write on it again..
Kind of reusing..
Waiting for your next diy!


Sachit

March 30, 2021

Waah its supercalifragilistisexpialidocious


Lakshitha

March 30, 2021

Good idea


Subhajit Shit

March 30, 2021

Very nice


Disha Kirti Pandey

March 30, 2021

It was very nice and I love it. It can be used anywhere. Please send us lot more things like this
Thank you
Disha Kirti Pandey


KSHITI

March 30, 2021

That’s amazing I learnt it when I was seeing Byju’s garbage in – garbage out and even they thought me in my school . This video was super-duper amazing


Anshuman Mishra

March 30, 2021

I was just thinking this”How to make a paper of from used paer prices”.So thans very much Biju’s.😊😊


Safia shaikh

March 30, 2021

I really loved it and will definitely make it…💫💫


Safia shaikh

March 30, 2021

I really loved it and will definitely make it by myself d i y💫💫


MARWA BASHIR

March 30, 2021

Very useful information


Prithika

March 30, 2021

Really It’s Amazing🤝
Good Idea ʘ‿ʘ
Thanking you…..


Dhruti

March 30, 2021

Nice idea of recycling paper 🗞️byjus……


K.Sai Keerthan

March 30, 2021

Amazing👏👏👏👏👏👏


Bhavishk

March 30, 2021

Spr👌👌👍👍


Shrikant Rankhamb

March 30, 2021

How to recycle plastic or convert it into organic fertilizer


Ananya

March 30, 2021

Amazing👌👌👌👌


Archish patil

March 30, 2021

How to build a battle tank made of cardboard?


Prakhar Singh

March 30, 2021

Good idea for recycling paper


Ravindra khondre

March 30, 2021

Nice.Try writing.


Praveen Shukla

March 31, 2021

Thank you byjus for giving this idea


Aaditya .M.Yadav

March 31, 2021

It is realy existing project I will try it as soon as I can 😊


Akhila

March 31, 2021

It was a very good idea😃
I’ll surely try it 🤗


Kimaya gupta

March 31, 2021

It was superb 🤩🤩and also easy to make at home .thanks byjus


Deepika chauhan

March 31, 2021

It’s interesting and amazing 👌👌


G.Akshara

March 31, 2021

Amazing 👏 Nice


Ishaan Sinha

March 31, 2021

What a trick of recycling paper👏👏👏👏 where do you get this idea from


Mudit raj

March 31, 2021

Great😊


Ariba

March 31, 2021

Ready to make the recycle paper


Khushi Chauhan

March 31, 2021

Awesome


Khizar Khan

March 31, 2021

Hi byjus I want to know how to make a car


Alwin ouseph

March 31, 2021

I have happy


Sri naina

March 31, 2021

Nice I will try


Yashwanth Nagarajan

March 31, 2021

How to make your own heater/air conditioner


Harshita Kunwar

March 31, 2021

This is suprb I will surely try it


Samiya Alam

March 31, 2021

Hello byju’s
I also try it good 🥰
I am also having my channel in youtube
# Samiya style channel
Watch my video 🤗🤗🤗
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Dimple Rajput

March 31, 2021

Amazing👌 definitely I will try it👍


Suraj

March 31, 2021

Great!! I will surely try it!! Nice way of sustainable development!!!😊😊😊


Shreesha

March 31, 2021

Wow it is superb trick I tried it worked THANKS TEAM BYJUS


Yashika

March 31, 2021

How to do some model


Naman mishra

March 31, 2021

How to make mobile stand


Bhargav

March 31, 2021

Very nice


Prathamesh Ingle

March 31, 2021

First thank you for the idea it is very useful as we can recycle a
Waste paper into new one it save lots of paper saving indirectly
Our environment


Tanishka sharma

March 31, 2021

I love it this idea
I tried it at home☺️☺️☺️☺️


Rajdeep Kumar

March 31, 2021

Thanku to give me an idea


Hemraj

March 31, 2021

Very nice


Hemraj Sharma

March 31, 2021

Very nice


Samiksha

March 31, 2021

I like it 👍


Rajpal Anand

March 31, 2021

Very useful trick to recycle the waste paper


Gurjot Singh

April 1, 2021

Nice effort 👍👍


Aadya singh

April 1, 2021

I want to know glass painting


Dikshita

April 1, 2021

It is nice


A.R.YASHVIKA

April 1, 2021

Amazing 👏 surely I am going to try


KRITIN

April 1, 2021

I have try it and it’s amazing to recycle and paper dose not waste superb


Aswath Anil

April 1, 2021

IT WAS AMAZING . NICE IDEA RECYCLE THE PAPER THANKYOU BYJUS


Gautham

April 1, 2021

Wow I always wanted to try it😍😍😀


Preet Solanki

April 1, 2021

That was amazing


Shashikanth

April 1, 2021

I liked it 👍👍👍👏👏


Harshvardhan Bhatia

April 1, 2021

Thanks


Sandheep A

April 1, 2021

This was awesome, this type of activities will encourage students to be a good citizens.
This is very useful Hats off’ to Byju’s


Kaustubh wankhade

April 1, 2021

It can be use to decorate the walls


Nandika

April 1, 2021

Now I can save paper instid of throwing 🗒🗒

Nandika


Athulya

April 1, 2021

Nice idea😊 💯


Athulya ..chennithala(Kerala) Alappuzha

April 1, 2021

Amazing 😌


Vivekanand

April 1, 2021

Hi


Ishu 💖💖

April 1, 2021

Love this
I will try it
Superb
Fantastic
Awesome

– Ishita


Shristi

April 1, 2021

I like it
, how to make flower at home with paper without glue without scissor and simple paper


Tulasi lasya

April 1, 2021

Ya ..I knew that ..but I tried with a card board .. it failed !!..
So ..I definitely try with paper ..tq byjus ,☺️


Tanmay

April 2, 2021

It’s awesome I will defined try this today😀😀💓💓


Vrindha S Kumar

April 2, 2021

Amazing…..😍😍


Sintrala.C

April 2, 2021

Hi Byju’s it was a good one🤩👌🤩💯 but I was not able to see the video till the end and I saw the steps which should be done to recycle paper I want to know many more like these I am waiting for the next experiment…


Avani

April 2, 2021

It’s good
I love it
😊😊😊😊


Prem sai

April 2, 2021

Hi byjus it is so nice


Shravasti rajendra kamble

April 2, 2021

Oh wow I♥ love ♥it too I will really try this and big Thanks to BYJUS Team🤘☺🤣


Debargho Nandi Mazumder

April 2, 2021

The DIY was a magnificent activity for kids! I really enjoyed activity and have made some handmade papers. Thank you so much for or teaching us the same.


Palak Singh

April 2, 2021

I have tried it 👍👍👍👍
It’s amazing ❣️
Thanks byju’s☺️☺️


Niharika

April 2, 2021

It’s wonderful …..😍😍😍I loved it .


Venkattaramana VO

April 2, 2021

Super BYJU’S RECYCLING THE PAPER
IS GOOD THING 😍😍😍
ALL PEOPLE TO THIS OUR INDIA IS ALWAYS CLEAN INDIA 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳
👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🏳️🏳️🏳️


SHRUTI

April 2, 2021

Nice


Tahreem

April 2, 2021

Awesome


Aiman karim

April 2, 2021

Hi byjus i want to make how to recycled the colour pencil


Aiman karim

April 2, 2021

Hi byjus i Aiman I want to know how to recycled the clothes


Aiman Karim

April 2, 2021

Hy i Aiman Karim i have to say that how to make birthday card with recycled paper


Dibyanshu Rout

April 2, 2021

I always love you byjus. You give our little minds a wonderful ideas . Thank you😙😙😙😘👌👌👌


Anshika tathe

April 2, 2021

Brilliant Idea 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻


Mahathi

April 3, 2021

Awesome 👌 creative idea


Aashvi

April 3, 2021

This is very nice


Aliya Khan

April 3, 2021

Thanks for sharing Byju’s and your learning books are also superb , thanks 😊


Aaniyah

April 3, 2021

Brilliant idea to use waste paper
Amazing……!


Anshika shukla

April 3, 2021

I want to know how to make litmus paper at home


Shivangi Sahni

April 3, 2021

Can we use this paper as painting canvas?


Sushmita

April 4, 2021

wow😍


Kratika

April 4, 2021

Fabulous


Vaibhavi baral

April 4, 2021

I tried it at home and it works….. I really like it…..


Radeet Patel

April 4, 2021

It works😍😍


Saishree

April 4, 2021

Ok I’ll try it☺️


Bhargavi maiya u n

April 5, 2021

Super idea thank you for sharing byju’s


Kaashvi

April 5, 2021

I love it..I will definitely try making it soon as I am so exited to do it….


Muzdalifa NR

April 5, 2021

Hi hallo everyone,its nice for making Our own paper thanks for the no cost low cost idea. What can we do with the thermocoal that comes in every electronic Good’s like Washing machine, gas geasor., Android phone, boxes with glass lids, etc


Nandika Prasad

April 5, 2021

Tried it
It is wonderfully
Wanted to know if we can use water color
for adding color in the paper

Nandika


Madhavi prakash khade

April 6, 2021

Hi by jus there are superb ideas for recile paper


Museb shaikh

April 6, 2021

Amazing idea, I loved it.
And plz make other DIY plz…


shreeya

April 6, 2021

I try it and it works I used the paper for calligraphy 📜✒✒✒


Sushma Hiremath

April 6, 2021

Really very nice idea


Arnav

April 7, 2021

Yes its a right way


Aditya Mallik

April 7, 2021

It’s worth making this, saves our earth.


Siddhi Gujarathi

April 8, 2021

I will definitely try this


Shrisha goski

April 8, 2021

Wow amazing diy
This is very useful in this corona pandemic as we can recycle paper at home
And use it again❤️


Supriya TR

April 8, 2021

The uses of calcium carbonate are:
* It is used in our toothpaste to make our teeths whiter.
*It is present in the products such as baking soda,dry mix dessert mixes.
*It is a key player in the following industries:
.Oil
.Rubber
.Steel
.Glass
.Cement


Tanya

April 8, 2021

Byju’s DIYs are always Awesome…❤️
Will definitely try out this DIY
Waiting for the next DIY
❤️


Madhumitha

April 9, 2021

Superb I am going to try it😍😍


Samadrita Sen

April 9, 2021

Just awesome. Love this D.I.Y. Thank u Byjus…


Zaid Ayaz kazi

April 9, 2021

SUBERB!


Zaid Ayaz kazi

April 9, 2021

SUBERB!


anna

April 9, 2021

really enjoyed making it. Thankyou


Daya

April 10, 2021

Superb! Enjoyed making it. Thank you Byju’s


CN Pranav

April 11, 2021

We ca stop buying paper and wasting it. It is a wastage of trees. Thanks Byju’s for showing us this idea and this will be the main key to save nature


Samrudhi Chalke

April 11, 2021

It was a super fun to make it


SUBHAM NAYAK

April 13, 2021

GOOD RECYCLEING


Aqsa Sayed

April 14, 2021

AWESOME JUST LOVE IT 💗
THANK YOU BYJUS


Ankit Lakhwad

April 16, 2021

I Love this recycling
Thank Byju’s


Rupashree

April 18, 2021

Thank you


Deepesh

April 18, 2021

I want to join please


Prakhya Jain

April 18, 2021

Superb 👍..
Thank you byjus for sharing this ☺😊


Ayusman Rath

April 20, 2021

Such a good Idea for paper recycling.


P. Sahasra

April 22, 2021

Wow superd…. I live it


Ahana.C

April 22, 2021

I will definitely try it
Even everyone can try it bcs we have everything at our home we need for this activity


Shruti

April 23, 2021

This is very useful..


Kartikeya Garg

April 24, 2021

I know this before


Anushka Hundet

April 24, 2021

What a good idea
Love it


Sadhika Dhuria

April 25, 2021

Such a creative idea
thanks a lot Byju’s for sharing this


Vaishnav

April 27, 2021

This is very good and I liked it


Tanisha babriwal

April 28, 2021

I come fall in love with studing in byjus


Nazish

April 29, 2021

What a amazing idea


Ganashree

April 30, 2021

Wow it’s a good idea 💡 definitely I will try this


Anshika Arora

April 30, 2021

Wow, such a really wonderful activities. You are great job Byju’s.💖🌹🙋🙏


Thanishka K

May 1, 2021

Wow!!! Very nice, I am gonna definitely try it …


Anjali Kumari

May 2, 2021

Such a exciting creativity I will surely do this at my home.


Manasi Yadav

May 3, 2021

I tried this. This really works…
We get an amazing experience doing this.. I request all to try this


Neha Reddy

May 4, 2021

Amazing idea. It was an idea to save nature and fun to children. I am exciting and gonna try. Thank u Byju’s


Ayushi Singh

May 9, 2021

Happy mother’s day
I love my mom


Shraddha

May 9, 2021

Amazing 🤩🤩


Pratibha borse

May 9, 2021

Amazing and mind blowing idea. I will try soon ❤️❤️❤️❤️


Gunj

May 10, 2021

I tried it , it’s super😘😘


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May 10, 2021

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