Plantable paper is paper that has flower seeds embedded in it. When you are done with the paper, plant it in a pot or somewhere outside and wait for the flowers to grow!
Scraps of paper - raid your recycle bin but avoid newspaper. The print turns everything gray
some sort of screen
large container that your screen fits into
I didn't have a screen laying around so I had to make one. I used a piece of scrap screening from when I redid our screen door in the back last spring. I stapled it to some scrap wood. It's not pretty but it works.
My ten year old took the photos for this posting so there are a lot of "extra" pictures (like this one) of things I'm sure you know how to do but he thought would be good for the blog.
Rip up your pieces of paper and put it into your blender. Fill the blender with water and blend until it's sludgy. Don't put too much paper in there or it will make paste. You can always put more paper in if you have too little.
Get a grip and slide in your screen underneath the goop. Carefully wiggle it a bit then lift straight out. Let the water drain.
Keep on rolling! (Who says that?!) When you have all the water squished out, it should look like this.
It will also stick to your screen.
I covered the paper with a layer of felt and rolled over the top of it again, just to make sure all the water was squished out and to toughen it up for our project.
If I do it again:
Not so many seeds! There are an insane amount of seeds in this piece of paper!
NOTE: Want colored paper? Add some tissue paper in the color you want before you blend.