Paper is fun. Paper is creative and interactive.  Paper is educational.  Even with a shift to “digital” paper remains essential in our everyday lives. Paper is sustainable. Paper employs. Throughout our blog we explore paper, the people behind the paper, the many uses of paper, the environment, industry news and more.

Interview with Do It Paper

Our latest interview features Karem form Do It Paper! Karem is a wife and mom of two who is traveling the country by RV with her family, all while running her own crafting business! We have loved learning about her journey, and also seeing what she’s created with PrintWorks Paper and Cardstock! Karem has used her artistic talent and entrepreneurial spirit to not only create memorable décor, but also educate others on how to do the same! Read on for more DIY projects, crafting resources and inspiration from Karem!

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Interview with Inspire the Mom

Our latest interview features Jessica from Inspire the Mom! Jessica is a teacher turned stay-at-home mom who spends her days homeschooling her children. After much success teaching preschool lessons to her daughter, Jessica decided to keep educating her children at home, while making creativity a priority. We have loved seeing how she has incorporated our PrintWorks Paper and Cardstock into her lessons, while using her platform to inspire other moms to do the same!

Read on for more DIY projects, homeschooling tips, and to learn more about Jessica!

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Paper in Education – Paper Manipulatives for Reading and Math

Educating children in 2021 looks very different than it has in the past. Hard held beliefs regarding hands-on learning and face-to-face interaction have had to be put aside in the name of health and safety. However, children learn best through multisensory learning, and it is especially the young students and those that struggle in school that are being most harmed by the move away from hands-on learning.

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Paper in Education – Classroom Expectations Board Design

Finding ways to decorate the classroom in a way that is educationally relevant, not distracting, and aesthetically appealing can be a hard balance to strike. One element of classroom décor that can (and should!) be found in every classroom, across grade levels and subjects, is some sort of display of the expectations of the classroom. This may exist as a reiteration of school policies, a poster of behavior expectations, or a list of classroom rules. However they appear, class expectations are a necessary part of the class ecosystem, and should be one of the first things discussed with students.

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