How to Make Polymer Clay Molds


Polymer clay molds can be crafted from typical household objects. Round bowls are used as a form for polymer clay mold making purposes. Molds can also be made free-from by hand. Any hard object, which can be wrapped with clay, will make a sufficient polymer clay mold. Clay is peeled away from the hard object, creating a concave mold for project creation. Polymer clay molds can be used to create jewelry or fashionable hair accessories.

Things You'll Need

  • Polymer Clay
  • Hard object to use as mold base
  • Oven
  • Sharp knife to cut away excess clay.
  • Water or cooking oil to coat mold
  • Aluminum foil - optional

How to Make Polymer Clay Molds

  • Select a hard object for mold making. Oven safe items work best.

  • Knead the polymer clay between the hands. The polymer clay must be pliable before wrapping it around the mold.

  • Spread cooking oil or water throughout the mold to prevent the polymer clay from sticking. The hard object can be covered with aluminum foil before the clay is added to prevent sticking while baking.

  • Coat the exterior of the hard object selected with polymer clay.

  • Cut away any excess clay with a knife. Press the clay firmly onto the hard object.

  • Place the covered mold into the oven and bake. Follow polymer clay baking instructions provided on the package.

  • Allow the mold to cool, and carefully remove the polymer clay from the hard object.

  • Allow project to dry for two days at room temperature before use.

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