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Craft Fun!
With these recipe you can make your own

  • greeting cards,
  • stationary
  • ornaments
  • wall hangings

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Dryer Lint
Dryer Lint is used for many great recycle crafts!

dryer lint recipe
Make your own ornaments or other fun projects using lint paper, lint clay or lint paper mache. You can add Newspaper, stationary, gift wrap, or any paper you have left over. Once you make the mixture using one of the three recipes below, only your creativity will limit you!

Print out the recipes below
! Good luck and have fun!
green craft dryer lint recycle crafts

HOMEMADE Lint Papier Mache:

Ingredients:

3 cups lint from What you need:

  • Dryer Lint from your dryer
    2 cups water
    2/3 cup wheat flour
    3 drops oil of wintergreen
    newspaper

Directions:
Put lint and water in a large saucepan. Get all of the lint wet. Add flour
and stir constantly so lumps won't form. Add oil of wintergreen. Cook
over low heat, stirring constantly,until mixture holds together and
forms peaks. Pour out onto several thicknesses of newspaper to
cool.

earthman
Did you know?
You are helping the Earth by reusing something that would normally get tossed and perhaps not biodegrade 100%.
Decorate with your dryer lint craft and reuse that decoration over and over again.
Now you are practicing the 3 R's: Recycle, Reduce and Reuse!

Have Fun!

See our recipe for Paper mache for added ideas and patterns....

HOMEMADE Lint Clay

Ingredients::
2 cups firmly packed dryer lint
1/3 cup warm water
6 tablespoons white glue
1 tablespoon clear dishwashing liquid
Food coloring

Directions:
Put lint into a mixing bowl.
Add the other ingredients.
Mix thoroughly. When you can no longer mix, kneadwith hands until of a uniform texture.

Shape and model figures or cover an molds with it,

Have Fun!

HOMEMADE Lint PAPER

Ingredients:
a blender
warm water
scraps of old paper torn into small pieces
dryer lint---*add lint don't use
dryer lint ONLY since it won't give your paper enough body
a plain wooden picture frame (8"x10")
a piece of window screen material (12"x14" or larger)
a staple gun or waterproof glue
two large plastic dish pans or baby bathtubs
clean rags (at least 15"x15" square)
old newspapers
a rolling pin
metal shears to cut the screen
Optional: spray starch, iron

Directions:

  • Place torn scraps of paper , some dryer lint and warm water into a large pan to soak until saturated and soft (the resulting paper pulp mixture is called "slurry").
  • Scoop out one cup of slurry, put into blender and add water to fill
    blender. (If you want pure white paper, add 1/4 cup chlorine bleach at this
    point.)
  • Blend for a few seconds until it's smooth and mushy. Pour paper mush
    into large tub.
  • Repeat several times until there's about 5 inches of mushy
    water in the tub.
  • Pour slurry onto an old screen placed over a washtub or dishpan so that the water drains off. Smooth slurry over entire screen as evenly as possible.
  • Allow slurry to dry completely once all the water has drained away. Paper should be ready to peel away from the screen in two to three days.
  • Trim the paper if desired, or use as is with the rough edges
  • You can use your homemade paper to make cards, wrap small gifts, cover a handmade book, write notes.
  • Options: In place of a screen , you can put it between two thin towels and blot.

To make the screen

Have Fun!

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