I wanted to make a little gift for a friend who is travelling overseas, I had made a tiny travelling nail brush from a toothbrush for myself years ago and found it really useful, so I thought I would make one for her too.
I wanted to personalise it and thought the rubber ducky would be cute - Sugru is rubbery when cured and I hope will be able to stand everyday use - so that is what I used.
Step 1: Ingredients
- Toilet paper
- Nail File
Step 2: Little Rubber Ducky Beaks
Sugru only comes in one size packet - and once you open it you have to use it all straight away; I decided to use polyclay for the beaks. As I wasn't sure how big the ducks were gonna be I made a range of sizes.
I made a little ball of clay, squashed it into a circle then used the toothpicks to crease it in half, I bent the halves and then took a little bit off the sides.
Step 3: Toothbrush to Nailbrush
I used the knife to cut through most of the toothbrush, then just snapped them. That's where the nailfile comes in to clean up the edges.
Step 4: Sugru Rubber Duckys
There are lots of tips for using Sugru on their site https://sugru.com/getting-started
I got three ducks from the pack of Sugru, I divided it into 3 uneven parts and then each one of those I divided into 2. With one half I made the body (which if I did it again would be squatter) and with the rest I made the head, just a ball, and the wings.
Step 5: Attached
Two of the ducks stuck just fine, one however didn't. I think it may have still had some 'resist' from where I had wiped the mirror table with soapy water when I was making the bodies.
When they were cured I used superglue to attach it back and it seems to have worked.
Step 6: Finishing
I used a Sharpie to draw the eyes, I noticed that the rubber duck that I have (a present from one of my lovely sisters-in-law) has eyelashes, so these have eyelashes
My finger is in the photo showing scale.