Home Crafts & Hobbies

Home Crafts & Hobbies

Smooth-On rubbers, plastics and foams are ideal for a variety of home hobbies and arts & crafts projects.  Easy to use OOMOO silicone mold rubber is perfect for the hobbyist and can be used to reproduce detail of any small or simple model. Smooth-Cast 300 liquid plastic can then be poured into your OOMOO mold to make an exact copy of your original. Great for school projects (note; these materials require adult supervision at all times).

 Give your student an edge by using Smooth-On rubbers, plastics and foams to create interesting models, science projects, ocean / seascapes, topographical representations and more.

• Smooth-On plastics are used to create eye-catching resin jewelry.

• Encapso-K silicone creates clear encapsulated pieces which are amazing to look at.

• The Alja-Safe Starter Kit has everything you need to make a lasting keepsake of your child's hand or face.

video

Make a Floral Arrangement Using Encapso® K

Make a Floral Arrangement Using Encapso® K

This video demonstrates using Smooth-On's Encapso® K to create a realistic floral display.

 View How-To Article

Molding and Casting a Record That Actually Plays

Molding and Casting a Record That Actually Plays

How moldmaking and casting expand horizons for a seminar graduate whose passion is 78 RPM records

 View How-To Article

video

Beginner’s Guide to Making Simple Candle Molds

Beginner’s Guide to Making Simple Candle Molds

OOMOO® Silicone Rubber is one of the easiest mold rubbers to use on the planet and is perfect for making simple candle molds.

 View How-To Article

video

Restoring an Antique Picture Frame Using Equinox®

Restoring an Antique Picture Frame Using Equinox®

In this example, Equinox® silicone putty is used to mold a section of an antique wooden picture frame.

 View How-To Article

Create Your Own Jewelry with The Art of Resin Jewelry

Create Your Own Jewelry with The Art of Resin Jewelry

Sherri Haab has been a pioneer in the industry since 1996 who features Smooth-On products in her books

 View How-To Article

Create Your Own Silicone Halloween Mask

Create Your Own Silicone Halloween Mask

Make a quick and easy brush on silicone Halloween mask that looks like it took days to create...

 View How-To Article

Casting Custom Scenery For a Model Railroad

Casting Custom Scenery For a Model Railroad

Mold making and casting gives model railroaders options for creating custom scenic display pieces.

 View How-To Article

Beeskep II Candle Operation Running with Smooth-On Rubber

Beeskep II Candle Operation Running with Smooth-On Rubber

To meet their growing demand, Beeskep II started making their own candle molds with Smooth-On mold rubbers.

 View How-To Article

Replacing a Brass Shower Door Handle

Replacing a Brass Shower Door Handle

A "Cold Cast Brass" handle is molded and cast for a fraction of the cost of replacement.

 View How-To Article

Turning an Antique Chair from Trash Into Treasure

Turning an Antique Chair from Trash Into Treasure

An antique chair is easily repaired using Smooth-Cast® 385 mineral filled casting resin and Universal® Release Agent.

 View How-To Article

video

Martha Stewart Making Gourd Candles Using OOMOO®

Martha Stewart Making Gourd Candles Using OOMOO®

Real gourds are molded using OOMOO® silicone to create unique and beautiful candle molds.

 View How-To Article

video

Martha Stewart Makes Encapso® K Specimen Jars

Martha Stewart Makes Encapso® K Specimen Jars

Martha makes prop specimen jars for Halloween using Smooth-On Encapso® K silicone rubber.

 View How-To Article

video

Martha Stewart Makes Resin Flower Barrettes

Martha Stewart Makes Resin Flower Barrettes

Martha and Morgan Levine use a dipping technique to create hard barrettes and brooches using crepe paper flowers.

 View How-To Article

video

Making Fake Potion Bottles Using Encapso® K

Making Fake Potion Bottles Using Encapso® K

In this video, Smooth-On fan Jara shows how to make fake potion bottles using Encapso-K silicone rubber.

 View How-To Article

video

How To Coat a Flower With Resin

How To Coat a Flower With Resin

Watch as Jara coats a silk flower with XTC-3D epoxy resin to create a long-lasting glossy display.

 View How-To Article

video

How To Make a Resin Metal Cold Casting

How To Make a Resin Metal Cold Casting

Smooth-On fan Jon N. shows how he makes a mold for a real metal cold casting.

 View How-To Article

video

How To Make a Faux Marble Pen Using Epoxy Putty

How To Make a Faux Marble Pen Using Epoxy Putty

Customer Jara A. shows how she created a faux marble pen using Free Form® Sculpt

 View How-To Article

video

Christmas Ornaments Tutorial Using Casting Resin

Christmas Ornaments Tutorial Using Casting Resin

Smooth-On Fan Jara uses Smooth-Cast® 326 Casting Resin to create some fun holiday ornaments.

 View How-To Article

video

Rapid Pole Setting Using FOAM iT!® 5 Expanding Foam

Rapid Pole Setting Using FOAM iT!® 5 Expanding Foam

Using Foam-iT!® 5 fast setting rigid urethane foam offers several advantages for pole setting.

 View How-To Article

video

Making a Glow In The Dark Resin Jewelry Necklace

Making a Glow In The Dark Resin Jewelry Necklace

We show how you can combine Glow Worm® powder with resin to create an amazing glowing pendant.

 View How-To Article

video

DIY Self-Healing Urethane Rubber Cutting Mat

DIY Self-Healing Urethane Rubber Cutting Mat

See how to make your own custom self-healing cutting mat for a large graphics table.

 View How-To Article

video

Strengthening a 3D Powder Print with XTC-3D Epoxy Resin Coating

Strengthening a 3D Powder Print with XTC-3D Epoxy Resin Coating

In this video, we demonstrate how to properly thin XTC-3D for infusion of powder printed 3D pieces.

 View How-To Article

video

How To Create a Faux Marble Tabletop or Bartop

How To Create a Faux Marble Tabletop or Bartop

Techniques to create a bartop or tabletop surface that looks like marble.

 View How-To Article

video

How To Make an Epoxy Tabletop

How To Make an Epoxy Tabletop

How Tarbender® Can Be Brushed Onto a Surface To Create a High Gloss Tabletop

 View How-To Article

video

Making a Gang Mold For Soap Production

Making a Gang Mold For Soap Production

This DIY tutorial shows how to make a gang mold of multiple models for production casting of soap.

 View How-To Article