Introduction: Sugru Pot Handle Octopus

My friendly local hackspace were having a Sugru evening, the perfect opportunity to replace the handle that broke off a saucepan lid last year, and while I was at it give my saucepan some octopus attitude.

Step 1: Mix Some Sugru

Decide what colour you want your new pot handle to be and mix up some Sugru, I used a pack each of red and blue, and half a pack of white to get a funky purple.

Step 2: Legs

Split the sugru in half, then split one of those halves in 8 and roll them out tapering the ends down. Arrange the legs around the pot lid in a snazzy manner.

Step 3: Body

Roll the remaining Sugru into an egg shape and cover the screw for the pot handle. Smooth the body and the legs together.

Step 4: Eyes (optional)

Use a bit of white and a smidge of black sugro to add eyes to the octopus. Now he can watch you while you cook.

Step 5: Cure

Leave the Sugru 24 hours to cure completely, then you are ready to get cooking.

Comments

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

Thank you for the nice instructable

Rima

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SparkySolar made it! (author)2014-10-17

I love Octupi

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stienman made it! (author)2013-07-09

Won't it soften at typical pot temperatures?

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Jaz_Allen made it! (author)Jaz_Allen2013-07-09

No, once it has cured it stays solid. Apparently it is also dishwasher safe, it is versatile stuff.

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xUNMERITEDx made it! (author)2013-07-08

Me Likey! ^^ :3

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ixtacoatl made it! (author)2013-07-08

i'm now very intrigued by what sugru is and what it can do. thank you for providing the links. this may be what i use or incorporate into this years batch of Christmas gifts. thank you!

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icelandinthesun made it! (author)2013-07-07

what is sugu? Can i use fimo clay?

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Spokehedz made it! (author)Spokehedz2013-07-07

No. Fimo won't work. Not the same stuff at all. it is on sugru.com

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icelandinthesun made it! (author)icelandinthesun2013-07-08

http://www.sculpey.com/

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Jaz_Allen made it! (author)Jaz_Allen2013-07-08

Don't know if Sculpey or Fimo would work, the massive advantage of Sugru is that it sticks to the pan lid, as well as to the handle bolt, so the new handle is good and sturdy. Also the Sugru is silicone based so is heat resistant up to 180°C, and waterproof so I don't need to worry when it comes to washing the pan lid. Not sure how the modelling clays would hold up to repeated heating and washing.

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icelandinthesun made it! (author)icelandinthesun2013-07-08

thank you for the information. I checked in my crafts store and it was just too expensive i thought, 10$ for a tiny bit of that stuff...

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retirednurse made it! (author)2013-07-08

There is an instructable about how to make home made sugru, too.

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papayabadger made it! (author)2013-07-07

Such a cute idea!

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Foojay made it! (author)2013-07-07

Absolutely fabulous idea, thank you for posting. I too enjoy using/playing with Sugru. Stealing this idea, thank you again.

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chica.emmer made it! (author)2013-07-07

Very cool. Next time a top of one of my pot tops breaks I hope to remember this one!

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fernandocasar made it! (author)2013-07-07

I think eyes should be mandatory

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lbrewer42 made it! (author)2013-07-07

GREAT looking pot handle! BTW, is drinking coke while taking pics of the lid madantory for making one of these :))

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Jaz_Allen made it! (author)Jaz_Allen2013-07-07

Not mandatory, but certainly tasty :p

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projectsugru made it! (author)2013-07-07

awesome, one of the nicest sugru pot handle solutions I have seen.
You might also like this one: https://sugru.com/gallery/make-a-new-stone-handle-for-a-broken-saucepan-lid

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denotsKO made it! (author)2013-07-06

That's awesome. I think adding a nut to the screw to give the sugru more to grip would have made it a little more secure though.

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Spokehedz made it! (author)Spokehedz2013-07-07

Trust me, it is way sticky enough. I have one (not nearly as cool as this!) on one of my pot lids that is all glass and it stuck no problems to glass, so metal won't be an issue.

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susan moxon made it! (author)2013-07-07

I don't know what it is either- fimo would work maybe??? Where do get Sugru??

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Spokehedz made it! (author)Spokehedz2013-07-07

Sugru is the new self-setting rubber for fixing, modifying and improving your stuff. https://sugru.com/

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l8nite made it! (author)2013-07-05

that is WAY CUTE !

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amonj02 made it! (author)2013-07-05

Cool

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Tarun Upadhyaya made it! (author)2013-07-04

Wow.. This is the coolest ever kitchen trick I have seen. Thank you so much for sharing.

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Kiteman made it! (author)2013-07-04

Tentacled awesomeness!

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