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
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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:
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.
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