Parchment Paper

Making your own parchment paper is a fun craft for any child interested in medieval things, or Harry Potter. Use the parchment paper to write secret documents or draw treasure maps.

Stop Feeding Your Kids Junk! – Skip the fast food and frozen TV dinners…Find out how easy it is to cook a home-cooked meal each night by planning it ahead of time. Grab your free Menu Planning Basics report at – and watch for the menu pack offer after you sign up.

You’ll Need

* 1/2 cup of cold coffee
* 1 piece of white paper
* Blow dryer
* Markers or pens


Rip the edge of the paper all around. The more you rip, the older your parchment will look. Crumple your piece of paper into a tight ball. Flatten your piece of paper back out and put it on a cookie sheet. Pour the coffee over your paper. Make sure the entire piece of paper is covered with the liquid.

Let the paper sit in the liquid for about 5 minutes, then pour the remaining liquid out. Blow dry the paper on high for about 5 minutes while it is still on the cookie sheet. Turn it over and finish drying it.

If you’d like, you can also set the wet paper on the cookie sheet in the sun to dry.

Use your markers or pens to write a message or draw a map on the paper.

When you’re done, you can roll it up and tie a piece of string or a ribbon around it.

We Recommend:
How would you like to get fun and educational activities for your preschooler delivered to your email inbox every week? Join us for some alphabet fun


Comments are closed.