What is paper making?

In our paper making workshop, the children will learn where paper comes from, the impact of deforestation and the importance of recycling paper. 

Which age groups can take part?

Children of all ages can take part in this workshop, so anyone from reception to year 6.  We can even organise a timetable to include nursery children too.

How long does it take?

It takes between 40 minutes to 1 hour to create recycled paper and if you would like, we can even start the day with a whole school assembly. 

Which topics can you link the workshop to?

Whilst paper making is a great workshop to showcase your work for eco-schools and the environment, we have also visited many schools who have linked it to different topics.  So far, these include poppy paper for Remembrance day, sweetie paper inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, African animals and the rainforest.  We can even help you out during those busy times of year by making your Christmas, Easter or Mothers’ day cards.

To learn more about the history of paper making and sustainable paper making, download these two free reports:

 Sustainable Paper Making and The History of Paper Making

The children were given background information before carrying out the activity which ensured they understood the importance of the concept. Every child got to create their own piece of recycled paper and take it away with them! Every child was so enthused after the workshop and were all very proud to have created such a wonderful piece of recycled paper! Thank you, Christine

Childer Thorton Primary, April 2016

Paper Making Workshop

Book a paper making workshop for your school.

Paper making is really easy and teaches children about the importance of recycling. There are two ways we can run the day.

  • Book a standard workshop, we can spend an hour with each class in their classroom, so you can fit in up to four classes in one day; two in the morning and two in the afternoon.

  • Book a taster session, as long as you have a space for us to set up the workshop, you can split the day into 40 minute sessions and each class can visit us to make some paper. Depending on your timetable we can fit in six or seven classes.


Our paper making workshop can be adapted to any age group, from nursery school children to year six. It also links really well with science, where the children can learn about floating and sinking or with the older children, an insight into particles and changing state.

Excellent content, really enjoyable and would definitely recommend.

Idle C of E Primary School, June 2015

The children loved creating paper and it made a beautiful display afterwards.

Dearne Highgate Primary School, September 2015

The paper making workshop was well organised and resourced with fantastic interaction with the children. Please come back.

Bradfield Dungworth School, October 2015

Very hands on and really well resourced. Clear instructions - all children managed really well.

Wrawby St Marys c of E Primary School, November 2015

Love the child led learning. Also loved the team work ethos throughout! All children were fully engaged and having fun. 

Lancot Lower School, November 2015

The children were actively involved in all aspects of their learning and it was really hands on and fun!

The Meads Primary School, March 2016

I liked how it was very interactive for the children and they could see the end product when they were doing it. We got loads of writing from them! I couldn’t think of anything to improve. Every class thoroughly enjoyed it!

Primrose Hill Primary School, March 2016

All the children were motivated and excited to learn as the activity was messy and fun. Every child was engaged for the duration of the session and instructions were clear concise and correctly pitched. The organisation and smooth running of the activity was incredible when it could have been such a disaster. All the resources and equipment was provided and the task undertaken with military precision.

English Martyrs Catholic Primary School, May 2016

All children were engaged. Good links to D.T, science, and art curriculum.

St Elizabeths, March 2017

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