A baby panda with a large head has been used in a papermaking class at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
A papermaker at the university said the paper was made with the help of a 3-D printer.
“I had no idea I would ever use a 3D printer to make a baby pandas paper,” said student Laura Cottrell.
She said she was inspired by the fact that pandas are so big and are such adorable.
Cottrell said she found a 3d printer online and printed a paper she wanted to print for the class.
She is making the paper with the assistance of her mom, who is also a student.
Cotrell said the pandas were used in the class because they are easy to cut, so students have no trouble with cutting and pasting.
She also used a lot of the panda ink, which is more difficult to cut than paper.
“You have to make sure that you get as much ink out of it as you can,” Cottrel said.
The paper is a mix of the paper she printed earlier and a fresh paper that was printed by the class, which was open to the public.
The pandas paper is called the papermaking book and Cottrill said she is working on a second paper.