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Making fake grass may appear daunting at first, but is actually quite easy. You can make it using several different methods, which include green construction paper, dried moss and even shredded coconut. Cut several sheets of green construction paper into longs strips or strands, each a few millimeters in width. To accurately cut the paper, place it onto a cutting board and mark out the strips using a pencil and ruler.

Cut the paper into strands of your desired grass size using scissors. Alternatively, if you wish to create longer strands, shred green construction paper using a paper shredder. Paint the base of whatever your grass will be placed on green or brown and apply the crinkled paper to the surface using glue. Wash the moss under warm running water to get rid of any insects that may be present.

Place the moss on a flat surface and dry it using a paper towel or soft cloth. Mold and reshape the moss into your desired shape. Lay it out flat or bunch it together to give a bundled, fuller appearance. After it dries, you can proudly say, "This paper contains no trees! Clean up the paper. Remove plastic, staples and other contaminants. Especially if you're using junk mail, your paper scraps are likely to contain plastic from envelope windows.

Try to remove such impurities as thoroughly as possible. Tear the paper into small pieces. Don't spend to much time on this step, but do break up the paper into smaller pieces.

A few rips per paper should be enough. Soak the paper in water. Put the smaller pieces of paper in a container such as a bowl or cup and cover them with water.

Let them soak for 30 to 45 minutes. If you want to make colored construction paper,use paper with the least amount of dark ink, use a lot of "pulp" and use liquid food coloring. The resulting paper will most likely be opaque on one side and bright on the other. Depending on your intended use, either side may be suitable, but the bright side will probably be better for writing.

If you want to have whiter paper, half a cup of white vinegar can be added to the pulp mixture. Turn the paper into pulp. Now that the recyclable paper is more wet and pliable, you can start the process of turning it into pulp - a thick, gooey, slightly watery substance that will eventually become your new piece of paper. Here are two possibilities: Rip the paper into tiny bits, and place it all into a blender until it's about half full.

Fill the blender with warm water. Run the blender on "slow" at first, then increase the speed until the pulp looks smooth and well-blended - approximately 30 to 40 seconds - just until there are no flakes of paper remaining. If you have a mortar and pestle or something similar, like the end of a rolling pin and a sturdy bowl available, you can mash up the paper by hand.

Work a handful at a time, and aim to get the pulp so that it's similar to the consistency of watery oatmeal. Fill your basin about halfway with water. The basin should be a little wider and longer than your frame and approximately the same shape.

If you're using the frame method, fill the basin and add the pulp before you dip the frame. If you're using the pan method, put the screen in the bottom of the pan before you add the water and mix in the pulp. Add the pulp to the basin and stir. The amount of pulp you add to the water will determine the thickness of the paper, and while you want a dense suspension of pulp to fully cover your screen in the next steps, you don't need to make the whole tub into sludge.

The thickness of can be changed from paper to cardboard depending on the amount of water added to the pulp. Remove any large clumps of paper. Try to pick out any clumps; the smoother and finer your mixture, the more uniform your end product will be.

Seize the paper optional. If the paper is going to be used for stationery, stir 2 teaspoons of liquid starch into the pulp mix. The starch helps prevent ink from soaking into the paper fibers. If you don't add starch, the paper will be highly absorbent, and your ink will likely bleed quite easily. If this occurs, briefly soak the dried paper in a mix of water and gelatin and re-dry.

Immerse the frame in the mixture frame method only. Place your wooden frame into the pulp, screen-side down, then level it while it is submerged. Lightly move it side-to-side until the pulp on top of the screen lies fairly uniformly flat.

Lift the screen from the basin. Slowly lift up the screen until it is above the water. Drip-drain it over the basin. Wait until most of the water has drained from the pulp, and you'll see the beginnings of a new piece of paper. If the paper is very thick, remove some of the pulp from the top.

If it is too thin, add some more pulp and stir the mixture again. Remove excess water from the paper. After you've lifted the screen out of the basin, you'll need to remove the extra water from the pulp. Depending on the method you chose in Step 1, here's how to do it: After the water stops dripping or nearly so , gently place a piece of fabric felt or flannel, preferably or a piece of Formica, smooth-side down in the frame on top of the "paper".

Very gently press down to squeeze out excess water. Use a sponge to press out as much water as possible from the other side of the screen, and periodically wring out the sponge.

Lay a cloth towel out on a flat surface, and put the screen with the paper on it on one half of the towel. Fold the other half over so that it's on top of the paper. With a clothes iron on low setting, gently iron over the towel.

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Year 8 students at Hawkesdale P12 College made paper from grass using physical and chemical reactions. Add fake grass to art projects, dioramas and other models to give the realistic appearance of a green landscape. Making fake grass may appear daunting at first, but is actually quite easy. You can make it using several different methods, which include green construction paper, dried moss and even.

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