Make Sea Creatures!

InstaMorph is a special crafting thermoplastic designed to heat up so that it can be manipulated like modeling clay. Once it cools, it hardens into place. Later, it can be reheated to be manipulated again.

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This was part of an Instructables Build Night with our Hackerspace:

In this tutorial, we will show you how to make sea creatures for charms or toys.

Thanks to Brandy, Bethany, Dave, Nic, June, Hank Chambers, Jason Kinnaird, and others for this tutorial!

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Step 1: You Will Need..

For this project, you are going to need:

Step 2: Heat It Up!

There are a few different methods for heating up your InstaMorph.

You can use our tutorial for a digital induction warmer here.

We also created a tutorial for using a heat gun here.

Additionally, InstaMorph has alternative methods and other suggestions for more advanced projects here.

Step 3: Start Forming Basic Shapes!

You will need to knead out the InstaMorph first.

Then, start forming the shape of your sea creature!

You can either add colored pellets or paint afterwards, or you can try mixing up colored pellets to begin with for cool effects.

Step 4: Make Creatures!

Put the finishing touches on your sea creatures!

We made shrimp, a squid, a dolphin, a starfish, a fish, a whale, and a manta ray!

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    4 years ago on Introduction

    That looks really realistic. (when I first saw it I though it was real)!