Introduction: Homemade Sugru IMPROVED
This Instructable will show you how to make your own homemade Sugru from basic materials. Sugru can be used for many things such as repairs or decorating and is very versatile.
Step 1: Materials
You will need the following:
• silicone caulk
• corn starch
• oil based paints
• water (optional)
Step 2: Mixing + Coloring
I found that the precise measurements can vary from batch to batch but the general rule of thumb is a 1.5:2 ratio of cornstarch to silicone. When you mix, it should come out slightly dry and crumbly. It all comes together when you add the paints. For the amount of dough that I made, I only needed one or two drops of paint to do the trick. Keep kneading it until it becomes a solid lump.
Step 3: Using It and Storing
I ended up with a bunch of different colors and I wanted a way to store them for future use. I took a Doritos bag and flipped it inside out and make little airtight packages for them. I also put a small dot of paint on the front to tell what color is inside. To use them, simply open the package and stick the sugru on. Leave it to dry for a couple of hours before you move it again.