Dryer Lint Modeling Clay


  • 6 cups dryer lint
  • 4 cups cold or warm water
  • 1 1/2 cup non-self-rising wheat flour
  • 6 drops oil of cloves
  • Old newspaper
  • pan


  1. Put lint and water in a large saucepan. Stir to dampen all of the lint.

  2. Add flour and stir to prevent lumps.

  3. Add oil of cloves.

  4. Cook over low heat while stirring constantly, until mixture holds together and forms peaks.

  5. Pour out and cool on several thickness of newspaper.

Makes about 8 cups of modeling clay. You may shape over objects or press into a mold or use the same as you would use paper-maché pulp. It takes 3 to 5 days to dry to a very hard surface.

When wet, it is easily worked. Store unused portion in an airtight container. It will keep for several days.

By Kathleen

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 25, 20050 found this helpful

this sounds great. I have everything on hand but the clove oil. Is that essential, or just for aroma?

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By Claudia (Guest Post)
May 26, 20050 found this helpful

Dryer lint.....This finally proves it- there is a recycle use for everything under the sun! Thanks for your creative thinking! This has become my favorite website!

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By Susan (Guest Post)
August 20, 20060 found this helpful

I think it's to help keep it from molding.

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