Directions for Zubber

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Directions for Zubber
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The Amazing Zubber is a moulding material for children. To use it, kids mix two compounds together, and the resulting mixture is malleable for several minutes until it hardens into a rubber-like material. Zubber bands are made by mixing the compound, then pressing it into a mould with letter blocks in it. The Zubber will harden into a wearable wristband.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Zubber
  • Activator
  • Mold
  • Letter blocks
  • White measuring spoon
  • Red measuring spoon

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Prepare your mould. Pick a name or message for your band, and place the corresponding letters into the slots in the band mould. Be sure and spell the word backward so that it comes out right once moulded.

  2. 2

    Use the white measuring spoon to scoop out three spoonfuls of Activator. Place the Activator in a pile on a clean, flat work area.

  3. 3

    Use the red measuring spoon to scoop out three spoonfuls of Zubber. Pile them on your work surface.

  4. 4

    Knead the two piles together until they become a uniform blend. This should take about two minutes. If the two parts are not mixed thoroughly, the Zubber may not set properly. Once they're mixed, the blend can still be moulded for about five or six minutes.

  5. 5

    Roll the mix into a 20cm-long snake, and wrap it around the centre of the mould. Use the roller and your fingers to press the band into the mould and smooth it around the edges. The stretchy, rubbery band is one-size-fits-all, so you don't have to worry about measuring your wrist.

  6. 6

    Let the band set for 10 minutes to an hour. The longer you leave it, the better it will set. Remove it from the mould and flip it inside out. The resulting produce is what is called a Zubber wristband.

Tips and warnings

  • To add colour variety, you can make two half-batches of mixture, one in each colour, and twist them together before pressing them into the mould.

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