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Active Time
20-30 minutes
Total Project Time
20-30 minutes
Key Concepts
Fiber, starch

Introduction

Have you ever encountered "paper" on your plate—perhaps in the form of thin paper for spring rolls, or cake decorating? Did it make you wonder how this paper relates to the paper you write on? You will find out in this activity! In addition, you can discover the recipe to make the edible paper you like best.

Credits

Sabine De Brabandere, PhD, Science Buddies
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Materials

  • Brown rice flour
  • Potato starch
  • Water
  • Small bowl
  • Tablespoon
  • Spoon
  • Microwavable plate
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Microwave
  • Sheet of paper
  • Pencil or pen
  • Optional: Salt
  • Optional: Food-color (edible ink) pen
  • Optional: Zip-top bag
  • Optional: Adult help
    materials needed for this homemade rice paper STEM activity

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Active Time
20-30 minutes
Total Project Time
20-30 minutes
Key Concepts
Fiber, starch
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