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« on: September 07, 2007 10:54:47 AM »

A while back at work we ran out of regular copy paper and so I just cut up a large stack of Legal size paper to letter size. So anyways, I didn't feel right just throwing away the cut off pieces but I don't know what to do with them. They're  8 1/2 X 3 inches and just your reg. copy paper. I have a Large stack of them. I do have a 3 year old little boy so I could maybe find something to do with him? Anyways, if you can think of anything please let me know.



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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2007 02:24:45 PM »

You can use them to practice origami or moneyfolding.  Measure a dollar bill and cut them to that size.  There are lots of websites that teach you origami and moneyfolding.

You can also cut them into smaller strips and weave them into something, like small baskets or place mats.

You could also let your son color on them and then make paper chains for your Christmas tree.

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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2007 02:31:46 PM »

You could also draw random designs on them and fix them onto cardstock to make bookmarks.

« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2007 02:05:22 AM »

You could make little flip books, Christmas tags, little journals, flash cards, dye it and tear it up then make a collage, or tear it up and make more paper, but with a handmade look.

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2007 02:25:56 PM »

You could glue them together with pva and make a note pad. Maybe feed them through your printer first or stamp some cool designs on the pages.

« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2007 01:47:52 AM »

There was something I heard years ago about putting scrap paper of any kind in a blender with so much water and white glue, then taking the paste it formed and putting a very thin layer on door screen, letting it dry...and bwala! new paper.  Anyone hear of this recipe?  Please let us know.  Thanks for bringing the old thought to mind.

« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2007 01:42:00 PM »

sounds just right for paper footballs. Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2007 07:02:42 AM »

Ahh, paper footballs  Wink

I recycled some printed on white paper for papier mache.  I found if you just use it over a form (like a cheap plastic pumpkin or skull), then you can paint it and make it look like one of those retro papier mache figures.

It's not that I don't want to swap, it's that I often don't have time.  But feel free to ask (especially if it's one that's not too time consuming).
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