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.

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You’ll Need

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

Directions:

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.

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