Dryer Lint and Earwax

Here’s a little excerpt from Real Simple Magazine that I just couldn’t help but post. They’re recommending you collect your dryer lint and sculpt it into an elephant. Really? Seriously people. What’s next a basset hound made from ear wax?

modelingdoughDryer Lint as Modeling Dough

Original purpose: Clogging up a dryer vent.
Aha! use: Making homemade modeling dough. Simply mix the lint with water and flour (and, if you prefer, food coloring), as directed below.
Reward: An ear-resistible sculpture of Dumbo.

To make the modeling dough:

  1. Place 3 cups (shredded) dryer lint into a pot.
  2. Pour in 2 cups water.
  3. Stir in 1 cup flour.
  4. Add ½ teaspoon vegetable oil.
  5. Stir continuously over low heat until the mixture binds together and is of a smooth consistency.

Pour onto a sheet of wax paper to cool

2 thoughts on “Dryer Lint and Earwax

  1. Jenn

    OR you can put it in your compost bin as the necessary “dry waste” (I didn’t know that either until I read my directions on my compost bin)

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