How to Make an Ice Sculpture Mold

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Looking to make an ice sculpture for you upcoming party? Craft stores sell premade molds in the shape of hearts, swans and other generic shapes. If you want a unique ice sculpture to go along with the theme of the party, you will need to make it yourself. If you follow these steps, you can make a mold in the shape of anything.

Things You'll Need

  • Desired mold shape: vase, piggy bank, statue
  • Scotch tape
  • Large cake pan
  • Foil paper
  • Large paintbrush
  • Liquid latex
  • First-aid gauze
  • Talc powder
  • Take the item that you want to make the mold of and cover any holes with Scotch tape so that the latex material will not go down into the item.

  • Lay the item onto the foil-covered cake pan.

  • Paint a layer of liquid latex over the item and two inches around it onto the pan. Let it dry for about 40 minutes or until it is completely dry.

  • Add a second and third layer and let dry. Add a forth layer and let it almost dry. You want it to still be sticky.

  • Cover the item in a layer of first-aid gauze. This will help the mold to be more sturdy.

  • Add four more layers of liquid latex on top of the gauze, letting each layer dry before adding a new one. Let the whole mold dry for 24 hours.

  • Dust the outside of the mold with talc powder. Peel the latex mold off of the item. It should come off easily; if it is still sticking, let it dry for a few more hours before retrying.

  • Dust the inside of the mold with talc powder. This keeps the mold from sticking to itself.

  • Lay the item on the cake pan again, but this time with the other side up. Repeat the whole process to make a mold of the other side of the object.

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