3. Arrange Crosswise
4. Pound and Dry
5. Cut Into Sheets
Some facts about papyrus:
• It is now almost extinct along Egypt's Nile and in the Nile Delta.
• Parts of the plant are edible.
• It's also called paper reed or Egyptian reed
• Papyrus was expensive in ancient Egypt, so people often used stone shards for writing notes instead
• Hieroglyphics were written using a brush and ink made from crushing minerals and stones
• Egyptians used papyrus to make other things like sandals, boats, baskets, and mats.
Where can you buy papyrus sheets today?
I can't get enough of this great, traditionally made ancient Egyptian papyrus paper. The pages are perfect for school projects, arts & crafts, scrapbooking and so much more. It's made with actual papyrus stalks from Egypt, which are pretty rare.
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So there you have it. How to make papyrus in five steps, and some fun facts about the ancient Egyptian papyrus paper.