We use different kinds of paper in our daily life, for example, craft, rice paper, crepe paper, wrapping paper and fluting paper. Children are curious about how to make the paper after they explored the permeability and the plasticity of the paper.
Paper-making technology is one of the four great inventions of ancient China. Paper is an achievement of the accumulated experience and wisdom of the working people in ancient China. It is an outstanding invention in the history of human civilization. With their curiosity aroused, Mircea and our children begin an experiential experiment— "Paper-making"!
How can we make paper? What materials do we need?
We decide to use different kinds of paper to remake paper after a discussion! This crazy paper-making experiment finally starts to meet the expectations of the children...Firstly, children collect tools and materials they need — all kinds of waste paper, gauze strainer, hot water, wooden sticks and a basin.
Children tear the waste paper, then soak the shredded paper in water.
During this period, children not only need cooperation and coordination but also need patience and perseverance. Finally, they find it is easier for them to mash the paper into pulp if they tear the paper into smaller pieces.
Now the children need to wait patiently for the paper pulp to dry. Obviously, the students can't wait to see the paper and draw something on the paper they created.
Interesting paper making activities allow children to understand the process of paper making. Children marvel at the magic of paper making technology. They experience the difficulties of making a piece of paper from raw material to the finished product in this activity. Through this activity, our children learnt to treasure resources and gained the skills of turning waste paper into new paper.