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Make small pieces out of old paper and make a pulp after soaking them in water. Now remove the ink as far as possible and leave the paper for drying.

    • Scissor has functional sharp edges. Contact may result in injury. Always keep away from fingers and body.

  1. Take some waste papers. Cut  the papers into small pieces using  a scissor. You can also cut them using hands if scissor is not available. Add around 5 spoons of starch powder. This amount of starch should suffice for paper pieces cut from 5 to 6 A4 sized papers.
    • Take some waste papers.

    • Cut the papers into small pieces using a scissor. You can also cut them using hands if scissor is not available.

    • Add around 5 spoons of starch powder. This amount of starch should suffice for paper pieces cut from 5 to 6 A4 sized papers.

  2. Add some water till all the paper pieces  are completely dipped in water Wait for 1 hour till the mixture  becomes soft Smash the paper nicely to make it as a  paper pulp
    • Add some water till all the paper pieces are completely dipped in water

    • Wait for 1 hour till the mixture becomes soft

    • Smash the paper nicely to make it as a paper pulp

  3. Make 3 marks on the foam, each 1.5 cm apart. The marks need to be made along the shorter side of the foam. Cut the foam along these marks such that you get four pieces of equal width. Cut the foam along these marks such that you get four pieces of equal width.
    • Make 3 marks on the foam, each 1.5 cm apart. The marks need to be made along the shorter side of the foam.

    • Cut the foam along these marks such that you get four pieces of equal width.

  4. Make around 0.5 cm deep slits in the foam pieces as shown. This is required to insert the mesh. Repeat the same for another foam piece. Now insert the mesh inside the slits and apply glue.
    • Make around 0.5 cm deep slits in the foam pieces as shown. This is required to insert the mesh.

    • Repeat the same for another foam piece.

    • Now insert the mesh inside the slits and apply glue.

  5. Reduce the length of other two foam pieces (if required) such that they fit in the 3rd and 4th side of the mesh. Make similar slits in these foam pieces and insert the net through the slits to complete the mesh. Make similar slits in these foam pieces and insert the net through the slits to complete the mesh.
    • Reduce the length of other two foam pieces (if required) such that they fit in the 3rd and 4th side of the mesh.

    • Make similar slits in these foam pieces and insert the net through the slits to complete the mesh.

  6. Squeeze extra water from the paper pulp and spread it on mesh Carefully Transfer the paper pulp to a plate Leave the paper pulp to dry for  3-4 days
    • Squeeze extra water from the paper pulp and spread it on mesh

    • Carefully Transfer the paper pulp to a plate

    • Leave the paper pulp to dry for 3-4 days

    • Your recycled paper is ready

    • Ensure cut paper pieces are small.

    • Drain the water well through the net before leaving it for drying.

    • Ensure that the paper is dried well before you try to take it out of the plate.

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