How to make rubber molds at home

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How to make rubber molds at home
Replicate a ladybug in concrete with a rubber mould you make at home. (Andrew Dernie/Photodisc/Getty Images)

You can make a rubber mould at home with a fairly simple series of steps. Use rubber moulds to make a set of wax candles that will add a creative touch to your dining table. You can also use rubber moulds to make small cement garden sculptures to tuck between flower beds near a backyard patio. Teenagers will enjoy creating their own rubber moulds to make artistic decorations for their bedrooms.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Rubber compound OOMOO 30, pink and blue (found at hardware and art supply stores)
  • 284gr air-dry clay
  • Plastic bowl
  • Large yoghurt container
  • Serrated knife

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Form the object you want to be moulded with air-dry clay --- for example, a ladybug for a small garden statue. Let the clay dry thoroughly for 24 hours.

  2. 2

    Place the clay object in the yoghurt container. Mix the rubber compound together in the plastic bowl and pour it around the clay object in the yoghurt container.

  3. 3

    Let the rubber compound set thoroughly for one hour. Pull the set compound out of the yoghurt container.

  4. 4

    Cut through the rubber compound with the serrated knife to separate the rubber mould into two sections of equal sizes.

Tips and warnings

  • Fill the mould with cement for a small garden statue or use wax and a wick for a candle.

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