While preparing a summer-camp, the kids made clear that we NEED to have a festival bracelet for camp. I didn't feel like embroidery and for ordering them, our camp is much to small. I ended up with this really easy way to make cool bracelets. It took me just two hours from the idea till the first bracelet. (that is included drying and 3D-printing time)
I used my 3D-printer to make the mold and Oogoo to make a stamp.
(Daniel als je dit leest: sssssst ;) )
Step 1: You Will Need
- Silicone (sealant)
- Corn starch
- Stamping ink
Step 2: Design the Mold
With the new "text" option in 123D-Design, it is super easy to design the mold.
- Draw a rectangle that is big enough to hold your text.
- Give it a couple of millimeters depth. (I used 5 mm, but 3 mm would have been enough)
- Put your text on top of the rectangle.
- Push the text 1 mm in the form.
Export to your 3D-print software.
Print your mold on the 3D-printer.
Step 3: Make the Oogoo
You can find all the ins and outs about oogoo at this Ible. Or you can probably use Sugru for this as well. I even think that pure silicone sealant would work.
The Oogoo I used for this is really easy to make.
- Put some silicone in a cup
- Ad a small spoon of corn starch
- Stir thoroughly
Do this in a well ventilated room, because it will stink!
Step 4: Make the Stamp
Also making the stamp is not really hard.
- Put the Oogoo in the letters in your mold.
- Be sure to fully fill the letters.
- Put a thick layer of oogoo on top of the letters.
- Try to smooth the layer of oogoo out.
- Wait (yes this is the hardest part. It will take a hour…..)
- Remove the stamp from the mold.
- Cut off the edges.
- I also had to make the letters a little bit smoother.
Step 5: Stamp the Ribbon
- Cut a piece of ribbon in the length you want.
- Ink the stamp.
- Put the stamp on the ribbon.
- Put something flat on top (or use just your hand).
- Remove stamp.
Ok you know how a stamp works, but I had to write something in this step. ;)