Introduction: Home-Made Sugru

I just came across this awesome and fairly new substance that is called sugru. Sugru is a whole nother class of silicon because it bonds to most materials, and when it sets this stuff is basically indestructible. I didn't really feel like buying this stuff online so i did some searching on line and came across this way make sugru and it was very cheap, in all it probably only cost me $4 to $5 to make around 9 ounces.

Step 1: What You Need

- silicon caulk (you can get this at any home improvement store)
- A paper cup
- A plastic spoon
- Corn starch/corn flour
- Food coloring

Step 2: The Mix

Put the amount of silicon caulk you want into the plastic cup, the mix is 50/50 so you are going to want to put the same amount of corn starch in the cup as you put silicon caulk.

Step 3: Coloring It

You can color this any way you want but I used a few drops of food coloring and mixed it thoroughly until it turned the color I want

Step 4: Adding Water

Now time to add a very small amount of water, after you add the water mix it around and dump the excess water out. the mix is going to be a little soggy so add a pinch or so of corn starch and mix it in to the mix. now you should be left with a substance like play-do that you can mold, bend, and twist around.

Note: if your mix is still too sticky to use you can put some corn starch in you hand and start rolling the mix around in your hand.

Step 5: Finished

Now you don't have to go online and get ripped off by the sugru company you can just make your own sugru.

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alex8502 made it!(author)2015-07-17

I use it as a shooting target

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ettorefieramosca made it!(author)2015-01-14

I just discovered a new use for my similar homemade Sugru like this one. Once the mix is totally dry, rub your reading glasses (inside and out) with the remanent oily substance on the surface until the glasses end up foggy. Now, wipe the oily substance with a paper tissue and enjoy a really clean and waterproof pair of glasses. I went outside, while raining, and the water drops just washed off the glasses like magic. Excellent!!!

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juryman made it!(author)2014-12-06

Will this stuff bond to the sponge type rubber found in the heel of an MBT shoe. I tried using Shoe-Goo and was told it would work but it just pulled out more of the sponge rubber and fell out.

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SparkySolar made it!(author)2014-10-23

Thank you so much for this neat Instructable.

Rima.

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padbravo made it!(author)2013-09-28

Tks for the idea of adding food-based colorants... it helps to know when is mixed, i think?

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the_names_levesque made it!(author)2013-08-10

can u save it for future use?!?

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fuzzybunny made it!(author)2013-07-23

Can't wait to try it.

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sofiadragon1979 made it!(author)2013-07-03

My only complaint is how you are saying that the Sugru company is ripping you off, the company sells the stuff for the prices that they do for a reason so they technically aren't ripping people off.

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MorNuN made it!(author)2013-07-03

they call it oogoo here, if you search around you'll find a lot of combinations and additives for making different tipes of oogoo

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xalpage made it!(author)2013-07-03

Does it work? Have you tried to bond anything? How much time does it take to cure?

And most important can you keep it for future use?

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smitty16 made it!(author)2013-07-03

yes it works, but i haven't tried to bond it to anything yet, it takes about 12-24hrs to full cure.
if you want to save it I would suggest putting it into one of those food vacuum bags because it cant cure with out air, but i wouldn't suggest doing this.

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dchall8 made it!(author)2013-07-02

You should have looked here first.  This Instructable was posted back in 2010. 

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explosivemaker made it!(author)2013-07-03

Yup.

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