About the Notecards

All Papermaking 101 notecards are constructed using handmade recycled paper by students from the Community Based Instruction, part of the Ottawa Area Center Intermediate School District in Ottawa County, Michigan.

Students from the Ottawa Area Center are using this opportunity as a volunteer work site. The students participate in jobs from the beginning of the process by sorting, shredding, and bagging the paper to be recycled. They also work on the line through various jobs of dipping, framing, vacuuming, running the switch, hanging paper, and rolling. Students also take time to participate by the gluing in of the inserts, packaging, and selling of the products. Staff and students are having fun learning and performing the various jobs that Papermaking has to offer.

In addition to making the recycled paper by hand, students from the Community Based Instruction Program in Grand Haven, MI participate with the gluing in of the inserts and also create the notecards, using various stamps, cut-outs and embellishments. Students are able to turn their arts and talents into products for sale.