Making paper with Papyrus

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I’ve had this kit for many, many years.  Probably over 15 years.  Since we studied Ancient Egypt last month, it was a great project to do.

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We let the pieces of papyrus soak for a couple of days.  Flatten them with a rolling pin, and change the water and soak them again.

DSC_0030-small DSC_0111-small DSC_0112-small DSC_0113-small DSC_0114-small DSC_0115-smallAfter letting the pieces of papyrus soak in water and flatten them and let them soak again for few more days, we woven them to make a sheet of paper.

DSC_0002-small DSC_0003-small DSC_0005-small DSC_0006-smallOver a thin cloth.

DSC_0007-small DSC_0009-smallWoven, back and forth.

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We left it under some weight for a day, to let it dry and keep it flat.

DSC_08-smallThis is a piece of Papyrus we bought to use.  It is so pretty, isn’t it?

DSC_04-smallAnd this is the one we made.  We realized we should have overlapped more, but I still think it looks so pretty.  And I think we can use it some how.  Any ideas?

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