Introduction: Vacuum Forming Dinosaur Molds

Use an existing shape bake pan to create additional molds to be used for ice, jello, or chocolates.

For this project, I'm making a dinosaur mold but it will work for any fun shaped pan you want to replicate.

You will need:

Vacuum Forming Machine

Food Safe PetG sheets

heat resistant form to mold

Step 1: Heat It Up!

The key to a good mold is making sure the machine is properly warmed up. Give yourself at least 20 minutes before prepping your materials.

Step 2: Ready to Mold

Once the machine is hot, you are ready to set up your mold. I use the basic settings on the machine and just watch for the material to droop then go clear.

Step 3: Making the Mold

Position your pan to be molded, mine is dinosaurs!

Follow the usual vacuum forming process:

1. suction

2. cooling

3. pop out mold.

Step 4: You're Done!

You now have a replica of your pan that can be used for more items than a traditional baking pan. I've tried chocolate molds, ice cubes, and jello but the possibilities are endless.

Vacuum Forming is so easy and fun. I made it at TechShop! For access to Vacuum Forming machines and much more useful equipment, check out Tech Shop.


craftclarity made it! (author)2014-05-06

These are cute!

muddog15 made it! (author)2014-05-01

I want that pan.

Seamstressofsteam made it! (author)Seamstressofsteam2014-05-02

Just search Nordic ware Dinosaur Pan. Its available at a bunch of places online. Worth the buy, their pans are well made and last forever.

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