Reusing Dryer Lint

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The following Everyday Savings Tip comes from, Janet:

I am always looking for ways to teach my children how to be creative with recycled materials. Last summer I started saving the dryer lint in a gallon baggie. Several months later we had a large bag of clean stuffing.

Using the lint, a fews old socks and mismatched buttons we made sock puppets and stuffed dolls. A fews hours of craft time with my girls, free toys and a lesson on using what you have on hand. Priceless!

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  1. Phyllis on September 8, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Would have liked t see a picture of the finished craft instead of the ugly lint.

    • Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on September 9, 2012 at 7:19 pm

      Phyllis, unfortunately when people share tips they don’t always share their pictures too. I just grabbed a generic lint picture.

  2. Melanie on September 9, 2012 at 9:37 am

    My son is a Boy Scout and they use dryer lint as a good fire-starter! :)

  3. Elizabeth on September 9, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    You can put it outside and the birds will take it to line their nests. I have seen people put it in empty orange bags but we just lay it on the bushes, deck rail, wherever. The squirrels have been known to nab it, too.

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