Wacky Wednesdays: Lint clay art

I will warn everybody ahead of time this art project is not for the light stomached or people who don't like the smell of gym socks.

After reading about lint art I spent months collecting lint last year back when we had a dryer. It seemed like a fun way of reducing waste and reusing dryer lint. It's is clean, right? So I thought why not. But and that's a big but lint is full of all sorts of stuff from cat hair to sticker, glitter to bug parts and when you add liquid to it lets just say the last time I smelled something like that was in my High School gym locker room and if you don't like the look of cat vomit this is not a project for you if anyone.


3 cups dryer lint
1 cup flour
2 cups water
1/4 cup cooking oil

Mix in a sauce pan over warm heat until it turns smooth and smelly pasty.
I did see another recipe that add wintergreen oil probably to help the smell factor.

To make a mold cover an object with the wet lint clay. You must coat all object with a cooking spray or oil, the lint will stick otherwise.

 Lulu couldn't handle it's odor or the cat barf consistency as well as the others.

Allow to dry in the sun for 2-3 days or 7-10 indoors then it's ready to paint and cover up the smell, did I mention enough times how smelly this project is?

The Masterpiece Pig! 
We didn't grease the other objects before applying the lint clay and it was more like lint cement and had to be throw away.

If you have your own dryer lint craft ideas please post a comment with the link.

1 comment:

  1. It looks like it has the consistency of a hairball when it's wet. Eewww.


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