Cheap alternative for prop builders:
Here's my recipe for Dryer Lint Clay.
1 cup cold water, add 1/2 cup flour, 1 teaspoon salt and mix until smooth. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and add approx. 1 1/2 cups dryer lint. Add small amounts of dryer lint to the mix and continue stirring in the lint. Keep adding lint until you have a nice smooth paste. You want the lint to absorb all the flour paste but you don't want the mix to be to dry.
Ok now you are ready to use it. You can cover wire frames, soda bottles, styrofoam or what ever. Use a small plastic spatula to apply the lint clay or use your hands.
You can also add acrylic paint to the clay and mix well before applying it. Wear gloves if you add coloring. The color will darken once it dries so don't add too much color.
Allow the dryer clay to dry for several days depending on the temp. before applying another coat. Once your project is complete and the clay is dry spray it with polyurethane.
You can also free hand shape the clay to what ever shape you desire. Let it dry on a piece of foil. You can make hands this way but remember they will dry hard.
(Don't forget to save all dryer lint before starting a dryer lint project.....it can become rather addictive and frustrating if you run out)
Have fun with it and I hope to see pics of what you've made using the dryer lint.
Here are some pics. of the wolf I made last Halloween using the dryer lint clay to create a hairy look for my wolf.