When I looked online for a "Spatty" or "Spatty Daddy", I found they were rather expensive, and certainly not worth buying when I could make one so easily.
I thought making the product would be easy, but then I realized that I didn't have any Sugru on hand. I also tried making mikey77's "Oogoo", but the only silicone caulking I had was GE II, which cannot be used to make Oogoo. Without any way to make my own rubber, I had to turn to a common substance: hot glue!! Today I will be showing you how to make your own useful mini and disposable rubber spatula using hot glue and some other common household materials! It's great for use in labs, for artists, and many other ways!
Step 1: Get Your Materials
- Hotglue gun
- A couple of hotglue sticks
- Hard, plastic surface (I used a frisbee)
- Liquid hand-soap or dish-soap
- Credit card or hotel key card
- Thin stick (I used a wooden skewer, but you can use a chopstick or even a pencil)
Step 2: Prep the Card
Step 3: Make the First Layer
Step 4: Embedding the Handle
Step 5: Making the Second Layer
Step 6: Forming the Shape
Once you have done this, your spatula is ready!
Step 7: Using It
You can use this, however, to mix paints, substances, or other stuff. This is a great addition to a lab for a quick, effective, cheap, and disposable stirrer. You can also use this to get small amounts of make up or cream at the bottom of narrow necked bottles. This tool is extremely useful!
The only thing I advise is that you do not use this in extreme heat, as the material will melt