In this Instructable I am going to show you how you can use lint to make paper.
Materials you will need:
Wood frames (you can use two wood picture frames) or cardboard
Scissors to cut the screening
Staple gun or hammer and nails
Step 1: First Soak the Lint
Step 2: Make the Deckle and the Mold
Both should be the same size.
The deckle and the mold are used together: the mold on the bottom (screen facing up) and the deckle on top.
You can choose to make the frames with old wood pictures frames, or even cardboard covered in duct tape (so that it is water proof.)
Make sure the screening is pulled tightly across the frame.
To add the screening to the mold, use a staple gun or nails.
Step 3: Blending the Lint
Scoop one cup of lint and put it in the blender, then add water to fill the rest of the blender until it is close to the top.
There should be more water than lint in the blender. Blend until it is smooth and mushy.
Step 4: Pour the Mush in a Tub
Keep blending and pouring mush into the tub until there are a few inches of mush.
Then it is time to use the deckle and the mold. Place them into the water with the mold on the bottom (screen side up) and the deckle on top.
Step 5: Sifting
Remove the mold and the deckle from the water and let it drip for a few seconds. Then remove the deckle.
Step 6: Off the Mold and Onto the Fabric
Use a sponge to press the lint onto the fabric and to soak up excess water.
Then slowly lift the mold off of the fabric so that the lint is left.
Step 7: Last Step
After several hours (mine took about 6 hours indoors) remove the books and allow the lint to completely dry.
Once the lint is dry, you have your very own Lint Paper!