This activity can be used as a tool to encourage group work, develop communication skills and understand procedures, all while educating students on paper recycling and protecting the environment.

Students of all ages can make their own hand-made paper in just one session.

KESAB can provide the equipment and expertise to assist your students in producing their own hand-made recycled paper, as well as an understanding of the links to recycling and environmental sustainability.

All you need is a suitable wet area, water, and a supply of A4 sized fabric pieces and newspaper to begin creating your own recycled paper.

You can choose to have a KESAB education officer attend your site, or hire out a papermaking kit on a weekly loan. See the School Resources tab for more information on hiring a kit.

Please note: KESAB education sessions may be subsidised for sites in Tea Tree Gully, Unley and Port Adelaide Enfield council areas. Please check with a KESAB waste education officer to confirm what subsidies are currently available.

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Session length:

45 minutes


Kindergarten – Year 7

Cost (excluding GST):

$295 for one session.

Additional sessions on same day are $60 per class.

Maximum of 5 classes/day = $535

Session requests:

To request a session, please complete the request form or contact KESAB on 8234 7255.

School session request form

Request a resource

Kit content:

6 sets of equipment plus instructions.

Cost of hire:

$60 / week (+ GST and P&H, if applicable).

Additional charges apply if kits are returned dirty, broken, or incomplete.

Hire requests:

To hire a kit, simply complete and submit the hire form.

Resource / kit request form