Dryer Lint Paper Mache Pulp Recipe

How to Make Dryer Lint Pulp for Paper Mache

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Use this recipe to make a pulp mixture out of dryer lint. Working with a pulp mixture is similar to working with clay and is great for making small details in your paper mache projects or even for creating small objects. It would, however, take a lot of it to complete a larger project.

Materials Needed:

  • 3 cups of Dryer Lint
  • 2 Cups of Warm Water
  • 2/3 Cup of Flour


Start out by putting the dryer lint in a large pot.

Add the warm water, stirring while you do, so all of the lint gets wet. Warm this mixture up to steaming. Slowly add the flour, stirring well so you don't get any lumps. Cook this mixture over low heat, stirring it constantly, until the mixtures ​holds together well and even forms peaks.

Cover your work surface with several layers of newspaper. Pour the dryer lint mixture out onto the newspaper and let it cool. You should be able to store this paper mache pulp in a covered bowl, jar, or baggie in the refrigerator for a few days.

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