Intro: Making Flat InstaMorph Sheets
While InstaMorph can be quickly molded into different shapes, sometimes it's easier to start with a uniform flat sheet. Fortunately, it's easy to make flat sheets using a cooking trick for rolling dough.
Instructables sponsored a Build Night at Urban Workshop, and supplied us with InstaMorph to play with -- this is one of the ideas we came up with ;-)
Step 1: Supplies
- Smooth surface rolling pin. A glass jar will also work, as long as it has a smooth surface (no embossing or labels)
- Two spacers. The final InstaMorph sheet will be the same thickness as the spacers. I used a couple of pieces of scrap aluminum, but anything that won't be compressed by the rolling pin will work.
- Knife for trimming the sheets
Step 2: Forming the Sheet
- Melt the InstaMorph following the instructions on the package.
- Place the spacers on your work surface, making sure that the rolling pin will fit over both spacers.
- Place the blob of molten InstaMorph between the spaces.
- Start with the rolling pin on the center of the blob, then roll back and forth until the rolling pin is riding on the spacers.
- To keep the sheet from warping, wait until the InstaMorph has cooled (turned white) before removing from the work surface.
- Use the knife to trim the edges as desired.
Remember, you can re-melt and re-use any InstaMorph scrapes.