- The quickest way to make paper in Little Alchemy 2 is to combine wood and pressure (or wood and water) in 16 steps.
- An alternative method to make paper without using the time element is to combine fire with fire to make energy, and then use that to make primordial soup.
- Paper can be used in various combinations, including making wrapping paper, sandpaper, recipe, origami, map, and more.
Discovering a new element in Little Alchemy 2 feels almost like finding another gift under the Christmas tree. Just when you thought you were out of options, you’ve unlocked a new combo. It feels like even more of an achievement when the element is particularly obscure. But sometimes, the correct combination eludes you. This is especially true when you’re pretty far into the game and have so many elements to choose from. If you’re struggling to create the paper element, you’re not alone. This element may be simple in theory, but the method isn’t that obvious from the get-go. While you can make paper using the wood element and some derivatives of the tool element, there’s an even quicker way to create it. Whether you’re playing on PC or mobile, read on to find out the best method to make paper in Little Alchemy 2!
The Quickest Way to Make Paper in Little Alchemy 2
The simplest method for making paper takes 16 steps. This may seem like a lot, but once you get going, it won’t take that long. Simply follow the process below.
Step 1: Combine Two Water Elements
The first step of many is to mix water with water to make the puddle element.
Step 2: Make Pond
The idea behind the first step continues for a few more steps. Combine two puddles to make pond.
Step 3: Create Lake
Just as you did before, mix two ponds to make lake.
Step 4: Combine Lake With Lake
Mix lake with another lake to unlock the sea element. Then it’s time to use some other elements for a change!
Step 5: Mix Earth and Sea
Combine earth and sea and you get the primordial soup element.
Step 6: Make Life
If you have the time element, combine it with primordial soup to create the life element. Otherwise, check out the next section for tips on how to proceed.
Step 7: Mix life and earth
The soil element is made from life and earth combined.
Step 8: Green Fingers
Soil’s great, but it’s time to grow something with it. Add life to the soil element to make plant.
Step 9: Make Tree
What do you get if you sit around waiting for a plant to grow? A tree, if you’re lucky. Combine time with plant to get the tree element (or see the next section if you don’t have the time element).
Step 10: Mix Air With Air
The pressure’s on once you mix two air elements.
Step 11: Make Stone
Combine pressure and earth, and you get the stone element.
Step 12: Create Metal
Add some fire to that stone, and you get metal.
Step 13: Make Blade
Mix stone and metal to make the blade element. Be careful handling it.
Step 14: Combine Blade and Metal
Blade is cool and all, but it’s a little…underwhelming. Fix that by adding metal.
Step 15: Create Wood
For the penultimate step, combine tree and sword. Or chop down the tree, more likely. Either way, you’ve got the wood element.
Step 16: Make Paper
Lastly, mix water with wood and you’ve made paper. According to this game, anyway.
How to Make Wood Without Using Time
As we mentioned, this method requires the time element. If you haven’t discovered 100 elements out of a possible 720, this won’t be an option for you. But hope is not lost — there is another way! First, you’ll want to combine fire with fire to make energy, and then use that to make primordial soup. This step is simple enough; however, you still have the issue of creating the tree element. While the easiest way is to combine plant with time, you can still make tree by using the big element instead. This does require 11 more steps, but with the help of our handy guide on making big, you’ll be there in no time (and with no time, pun intended).
How Else Can I Make Paper?
You may be interested in alternative combos for making paper. These do take a little longer, but if you want to explore all possible combinations, then they’re useful to know. See the table below for other ways to make the paper element. In any case, you’re going to need the wood element for all of these.
Combos That Use Paper
Now that you have the paper element, let’s see what combos you can use it for. After all, that’s the aim of the game. The table has all the combos that involve paper.
|Element to Combine
|Cookie, Cookie dough, Gingerbread man
|Wind, Sky, Air
|Land, Hill, Mountain, Mountain range, Continent, Ocean, Sea, Lake, River, City, Village
|Gold, Diamond, Bank
|Bird, Animal, Eagle, Seagull, Owl, Pigeon, Cow, Horse, Dog, Cat, Lion, Hummingbird, Chicken, Penguin, Duck, Vulture
|Flour, Meat, Baker, Bakery, Vegetable, Fruit, Cook
|Gift, Christmas tree, Christmas stocking, Santa
How to Make Paper in Little Alchemy 2: Wrapping Up
To make paper in Little Alchemy 2, the best way is to combine wood and pressure (or wood and water). All in all, this takes 16 steps and requires the time element. If you don’t have time, you can use the energy element (in step six) and the big element to make the tree element. However, this will take 11 more steps. Paper can be used in a huge number of combos, making everything from wrapping paper, sandpaper, and recipe, to origami, map, and lots more.
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