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Subject: Dryer lint
Date Posted: 1/4/2009 7:47 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/4/2009 8:23 PM ET
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You can add hair to the bag also, another treat for the kids if say they are blondes or redheads and can see the hair in a nest.

Date Posted: 1/5/2009 10:22 PM ET
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I never thought to add it to my paper. Thats gonna be really cool. Whenever we wash this one red blanket and dry it the lint always comes out a really pretty magenta color.

Date Posted: 1/6/2009 9:09 AM ET
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And there's always using them to make firestarters for fireplaces or campfires:  www.instructables.com/id/Making-Firestarters/

To make this idea greener, rather than buying dixie cups, you can reuse (cardboard) egg carton cups.  I had even thought about cutting toilet paper tubes into thirds to make small sections and sealing the bottoms with a layer of masking tape before pouring the wax.

Date Posted: 3/6/2009 7:48 AM ET
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Webman, the lint only burns well if it has a high cotton content. The lint can also be used for tinder to catch a spark to start a campfire. I wear almost all sweatshirts and jeans, and underwear, which are 100% cotton. However I have socks which I think are 50% cotton. The lint from my dryer, though it must be at least 90% cotton, just doesn't seem to burn real well.