I know we have all hear about the 3 R’s “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. As catchy as this slogan is, it does not convey the importance of recycling. One of the common things we can recycle is paper. What Are the Most Significant Benefits of Paper Recycling? Recycling paper conserves natural resources, saves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and keeps landfill space free for other types of trash that can’t be recycled.
There are companies that collect used paper and convert them back into plain paper and other things. But if you do not have that kind of service readily available to you, a fun way of recycling paper is to craft with it. Have fun and make beautiful things that can be used to decorate your space.
In this videos, I will show you how I made this map of Africa sculpture. It’s just one way, there are a million and one ideas you can make with paper. But I hope this inspires you….
- What you will need
- old paper and newspaper
- Water –
- White glue
- Vinegar –
- Cooking oil
- Glue gun and glue stick
- Spray paint
Watch the video for a step by step tutorial. Upon finishing, I made a stand for the maps to display it on the tap. However, you can hand yours on the wall with double sided tape, because it is not a heavy sculpture. I really like how it came out. I had paper mache clay left over, so I made another sculpture, which I will be sharing on the blog next week.
Would you be making yours soon? Let me know what sculpture you will be making and where you will display it in your space.