Paper is really useful for a lot of different things -- drawing pictures, having books to read at story time, and receiving letters in the mail from people far away, just to name a few! Believe it or not, but most paper is made from wooden trunks of trees!
To make paper, trees are first cut down and then made into logs. The logs are cut into smaller chips and turned into a special kind of wood “pulp.” (Think about how an orange makes orange pulp!)
Once the chips have been turned into pulp, the pulp mixture is then poured out onto a screen to create sheets of paper. Because the pulp mixture is wet, the sheets on the screens have to be pressed and dried. Once they’re dry, the paper is ready to be cut, packaged, and sold in the store!