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DIY Silicone Mold

First of all I have to direct you to this video that I watched on YouTube DIY Silicone Mold.  She gives terrific instructions.  I just obviously didn’t follow them quite right, but good enough for this evening.

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What you’ll need is some silicone adhesive, a caulking gun and cornstarch.

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I poured the entire box of corn starch in a bowl because I couldn’t remember how much I was supposed to use.

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Then I started adding the silicone adhesive.  She used clear.  Mine was white.

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Start mixing it by hand, but I’ll warn you the fumes are horrible!!!  I was coughing up a storm and it stank really bad!

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Mix it until it’s not sticky anymore and is pliable.

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Roll out to about 3/8″ thick or so.

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Cut the edges off…

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so it looks nice and pretty.  Put it on a towel or other padded surface.

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Then smush your objects in that you want to make a mold of but don’t push them all of the way through.

Let them sit for 90 minutes.  Then pop out.  The silicone mold is pliable even when set.

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My wood elephant didn’t work very well but the others worked pretty good.  I knew the fish lock wasn’t going to quite work all of the way because I couldn’t get it down far enough.

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Then I filled them with some melt and pour soap base and let them sit for about half an hour.

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Popped them out and I’m pretty happy with them:)  I need to clean the rest of the crud off of them.  She didn’t have to do that in her video, so please watch her video before attempting this!

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