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Pulp Fact: Making Paper from the Things you Find

Victoria Stevens,

Sat 30 Oct, 2021

Live workshop via Zoom

Suitable for children and adults, ages 8+

Victoria Stevens

10.30 – 11.15, Sat 30 Oct, 2021

Suitable for children and adults, ages 8+

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Have you ever thought what makes paper?

Have you ever wanted to make your own?

And what makes paper waterproof?

Come along to this fun interactive session to find out some pulp facts!

Paper conservator Victoria Stevens from Take 5 Engagement will show you how you can make a sheet of coloured paper using ordinary things you’ll find in your house. You’ll need:

  • A few sheets of toilet roll
  • A large mixing bowl with 1 pint of water in it
  • A whisk
  • A sieve
  • 2 sheets of kitchen paper or a disposable cloth
  • Food colouring, coloured ink or thin paint
  • A sheet of greaseproof paper or silicone release paper
  • A cube of jelly – any flavour
  • Flowers, leaves or glitter (optional)

Don’t worry if you don’t have some of these, you’ll still be able to join in.

Victoria is a library and archive conservator, and spends her days sticking things back together. She runs Take 5 Engagement Ltd, which is an excuse for her to get messy and show how heritage materials are made and can be understood using all 5 senses – and more!

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