Discussion in 'Homeschooling' started by Angel, Apr 29, 2004.
This is a cool science/art project!
Now this is interesting, I really have never saved the lint!
Re: pack rats
It is homemade felt! Interested let me know. I don't want to post unless someone is interested. It will be a fairly long post!
Ah, go on and post it... we don't mind long posts! It might be something we would tell other teachers!
I'm definately interested.
I would like to see it as well. Usually, we just throw it in the compost!
Yeah...go ahead and post it!
The only thing I did with lint was stuffed it in an envelope and wrote a *nasty* letter to the manufacturers of my then messed up clothes dryer.
I liked to see it too
Even lint from your dryer is recyclable!
Golf ball size of dryer lint
Empty 16oz. plastic peanut butter (or similar size) jar and lid
Open style cookie cutter*
Old window screen**
Large tin can, water tub, or plastic container
*A steel (soup-type) can, opened at both ends, can be used in place of cookie cutter.
**If your screen is not framed, cover edges with plastic tape.
Option: To make paper, follow same directions except use four squares of toilet paper torn into 1" pieces in place of dryer lint!
1. Place lint in jar and cover with several inches of water. Screw jar lid on tightly. Shake vigorously for several minutes.
2. Place screen over large can, tub, or container. Place cookie cutter on top of screen, over can. With on hand holding cutter tightly against screen, pour all of water/lint mixture through cutter. Remove cutter.
3. Gently press shape with sponge to remove excess water. Place shape between several layers of newspaper and press with palm of hand to remove remaining moisture. Repeat several times to remove as much moisture as possible. Dry on flat surface. Paint or write on felt as desired.
Hope you can use this!
This is soooooo cool!!! Everyone should try it!!!
I am going to make orniments for Christmas as gifts with the kids!!! How neat!! Thanks for sharing!!!
How neat, Angel! Every time I clean out the dryer, I figure I should save the lint, but could never figure out why. I was wondering about using it for stuffing.
I had heard of this before but never knew how to do it. Thanks so much for posting!!!
We love trying new things.
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