When I make silicone molds, I usually end up with some leftover silicone.
I purposely make a bit more silicone to avoid not having enough.
Last thing you want when making the mold is to realize that you don't have enough silicone to cover the model.
Sometimes you can save the day my making another batch of silicone, but it's not always practical, especially if you're using a fast cure silicone.
I used to pour that extra silicon onto the model to make the mold thicker. That is probably the most popular way of using the extra silicone.
Lately instead of making the mold thicker, I've been using the extra silicone to make something else.
I prepare another mold/object in case I'll have some extra silicone left.
If I don't have extra silicone, that's fine, maybe the next time.
In this Instructable, we'll have a look at 5 things you can make from leftover silicone.
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Step 1: Hot Glue Gun Mat
You can leave the extra silicone to cure in the mixing container.
Once hardened, remove and trim.
You'll en up with a mat that you can use for a hot glue gun.
Hot glue does not stick to the silicone, so it's very easy to clean any drips.
Step 2: Waterproof Matches
I covered a few matches with silicone and left them to cure.
I also covered the striker paper.
We have made simple waterproof matches.
Great thing to add to your survival kit.
Step 3: Anti-Slip Handle for Your Old Tools
I covered the handle of my screwdriver with silicone and left it to cure.
Now it has an anti-slip handle.
Step 4: Silicone Drink Coaster
I poured some silicone into a Pringles lid.
We have made a silicone coaster.
Step 5: Sink Stopper
My old sink stopper started to leak.
I cover the holes with some electrical tape and put a carton circle on top.
Step 6: Sink Stopper
I used what I had lying around - a plastic gear and an eye screw.
I attached it to the bolt so it would not move.
Then it was covered with silicone.
We have made a custom silicon sink stopper.
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