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?
Dryer 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:
- Place 3 cups (shredded) dryer lint into a pot.
- Pour in 2 cups water.
- Stir in 1 cup flour.
- Add ½ teaspoon vegetable oil.
- 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