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Hot Glue Legend of Zelda Rupees

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This instructable will show you how to make rupees from the Legend of Zelda series out of hot glue, paint and a few other common resources. 
 
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Step 1: What you will need

You will need:
Masking tape NOT DUCT TAPE (apparently WD-40 melt the glue on duct tape, or so i found out)
A ruler
Scissors
A glue stick
A hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks (4-6)
WD-40 or another spray on lubricant
Paint
A paint brush
Thin plastic sheeting (I got mine from a box of a figurine)
A printer
A Stanley knife or pen knife
A template for your mold
( http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs24/i/2007/335/2/f/Papercraft_Rupee_Template_by_Cristophine.jpg )

Optional:
A freezer




Step 2: Making the mold

Picture of Making the mold
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Step 1:
Print out the template for the rupee, and cut it out as pictured.

Step 2:
Using your gluestick, stick the cutout paper template onto your plastic sheet.

Step 3:
Cut out the plastic template.

Step 4: 
Using the edge of a ruler, bend the plastic along the black lines. It should finish up looking like picture 5.

Step 5:
Remove the paper from the plastic, make sure not to leave any residue or your rupee may stick to the mold when you get to filling it.

Step 6:
Using small strips of masking tape join the edges together to give you two joined halves of the mold as shown in the picture. After you have taped all of the joint in place, strengthen it with another layer of masking tape.

Step 7:
Using a stanly knife or your scissors to make a hole in the top of the mold just big enough for the tip of your hot glue gun.

Step 8:
Using WD-40 lightly spray your mold, but try not to get any on the outside of the mold.

Step 9:
Using more masking tape seal up the mold securely.

You have now finished the mold part of this instructable!

Subdood4 months ago

cool juice man. do u have green? the original is cool

I recently started using hot glue as a "design element", and I was wondering about using for injection molds. I really like this idea of making a mold from sheet material - thanks for sharing!

come to think of it, your method would work well with embedding things, like a LED. It might even be possible to change the battery by "melting it out"... Add a magnet trigger... New ideas to put on my list, thanks for the inspiration :D.
shane0137 (author)  Dominic Bender1 year ago
No problem, I'm glad i could help.