STEP 1: ASSEMBLE YOUR SUPPLIES
- Worm Mold
- Liquid Plastic
- Plastic Color
- Small aluminum pan with pouring spout
- Hot plate (But your stove works too)
STEP 2: HEAT THE PLASTIC
Prior to pouring your liquid plastic, make sure you shake it well. Once that is done pour the appropriate amount into your pan. For example 1 oz will give you six of these six inch worms.
Don’t over fill your pan because that will make pouring difficult.Heat the liquid plastic slowly at 350 degrees F until the liquid thickens and turns clear. Make sure to stir frequently.
Keep heating the liquid plastic until it gains a pouring quality.The consistency at this point will be similar to some sort of white soup. Try to avoid overheating because that will burn the plastic and release unwanted fumes into the air. Depending on how tough you want the plastic to be you should add either M-F Plastic Hardener or M-F Plastic Softener.
But of course always refer to the instructions on the labels of these products.
STEP 3: ADD COLOUR TO YOUR PLASTIC
Your next step is choosing an appropriate M-F Plastic Colour for your worms. Add the colour until it becomes the shade you want, and stir well. (Note: 1 oz is enough to colour 1 g of plastic).
If you are using fluorescent colours, add them prior to heating.
You can test your creativity and mix and match colours to create something unique.
M-F Glitter may also be added at this point in the process.
STEP 4: POUR YOUR WORMS
Now you can pour your liquid plastic into your M-F mold. Fill the mold until it almost reaches to the top. Make sure you wipe off any excess plastic to prevent it from coming into contact with the burners, it will end up smoking.
If you want to make your worms two different colours pour your first colour and then your second immediately afterwards.
This will ensure that there is a friendly bond between the two colours.
Any old worms or plastic can be reused and coloured again. Although M-F Plastic works the best you can use other brands.
STEP 5: RELEASE THE WORMS
Your worms need to cool for three minutes in their molds.
At this point you have the choice between releasing them from their molds and putting them into a shallow pan with cold water to continue the cooling process or you can let them hang out on the counter so they can finish cooling off.
If you choose the first option, make sure they are dry before you bag them.
STEP 6: DOWSE THEM WITH WORM OIL
In order to prevent the worms from clinging together apply M-F Worm Oil to them. (Hint: Anise scented oil is a proven attractor of fish!)