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Friends Jenna Dillon and Abriana Gillette, both 8, make homemade paper together by pressing out and soaking up the excess water with sponges at the Runge Nature Center Handcrafter Paper-making Naturally event Saturday morning. Sheets of homemade paper were made by blending recycled paper and natural materials including feathers, flowers and snake skins.

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The wet pulpy fibers settled under the surface of the water in a decidedly murky fashion. But for the three young girls working to press their own sheets of handmade paper on Saturday afternoon, the goop felt like a lot of fun.

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