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