Craft projects to make using Rice Papers
Rice paper is an umbrella term that has been used to collectively refer to several paper-like materials from East-Asia made from various plants. In different context rice paper may refer to:
Thin peeled dried pith of Tetrapanax papyrifer: A sheet-like "paper" material was used extensively in late 19th century Guangdong China as a common support medium for gouache paintings sold to Western clients of the era. The term was first defined in the Chinese-English Dictionary of Robert Morrison who referred to the use of the Chinese medicinal plant as material for painting, as well as for making artificial flowers and shoe soles.
Xuan paper made from paper mulberry: The traditional paper which originated in ancient China and it has been used for centuries in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam for writing, artwork, and architecture.
Various pulp-based papers: May be made from the rice straw or other plants, such as hemp and bamboo.
Dried starch sheets of various thickness or texture: These edible paper sheets have some properties of pulp paper and can be made from the starch of various plants but most commonly from potato or rice starch. They are known as banh trang, used in Vietnamese cuisine.