Themed Environments How‑To's

Fabricators of themed environments all over the world use Smooth-On theming rubbers, plastics and foams to bring fantasy and excitement to new heights for thrill seeking patrons.
Themed Environments
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Building the World's Largest Underwater Christmas Tree

Building the World's Largest Underwater Christmas Tree

How Vegas Props fabricated the world's largest underwater Christmas tree

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Creating a Museum Quality Totem Pole Using Epoxy Putty

Creating a Museum Quality Totem Pole Using Epoxy Putty

How epoxy putty is applied to carved foam to create a totem pole for a museum

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Making a Museum Quality Animal Reproduction

Making a Museum Quality Animal Reproduction

Learn how a sculpted reproduction of a rhinoceros torso was made

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Making Flame Rated Castings with Habitat Cast N Coat™ Epoxy

Making Flame Rated Castings with Habitat Cast N Coat™ Epoxy

A Tiki Mask for a Tiki-themed bar is cast out of flame-rated Habitat Cast N Coat epoxy.

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Using Habitat Cast N Coat™ to Coat Carved EPS Foam

Using Habitat Cast N Coat™ to Coat Carved EPS Foam

In this project, EPS foam board is used to carve a theater mask design. The display is then hard-coated using Habitat Cast N Coat.

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How to Mix Free Form® Habitat® and Folding Powder

How to Mix Free Form® Habitat® and Folding Powder

This video how-to demonstration shows how to properly combine Folding Powder into Free Form® Habitat® Epoxy.

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Making Artificial Vines Using UreCoat®

Making Artificial Vines Using UreCoat®

This video shows how to make an extremely durable and animal resistant artificial vine.

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How To Create an Artificial Tree Limb for Theming Applications

How To Create an Artificial Tree Limb for Theming Applications

This video shows how Habitat® Flex FR is used to make a realistic tree branch for theming or zoo applications.

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Styrocoat® Spray Plastic Used at Give Kids The World Village

Styrocoat® Spray Plastic Used at Give Kids The World Village

Give Kids The World Village is a resort in Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses.

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Making a Display Using Habitat® Epoxy Putty

Making a Display Using Habitat® Epoxy Putty

This video shows the creation of a fabricated tree for a themed environment for an interactive customer experience.

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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.

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Make Your Own Indestructible Props Using UreCoat®

Make Your Own Indestructible Props Using UreCoat®

This video tutorial shows how to make a fake foam prop rock using carved soft foam and UreCoat® urethane coating.

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Reproducing a Native American Gravestone

Reproducing a Native American Gravestone

Read how a reproduction of this historic headstone for display at a local museum is made using brush-on urethane rubber.

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Making Custom Foam Hollow Rocks for Outdoor Speakers

Making Custom Foam Hollow Rocks for Outdoor Speakers

E-Z Spray® Expandable Foam Is Used To Create 'Hollow Rocks' to House Outdoor Speakers.

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How To Make Flexible Foam Prop Cinder Blocks

How To Make Flexible Foam Prop Cinder Blocks

The scene in Spider Man 3 called for the heroine, Mary Jane, to again be in peril...

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Casting a Prop Engine Block Using FlexFoam® iT! 17

Casting a Prop Engine Block Using FlexFoam® iT! 17

The surface finish of the cured Flex Foam-iT! 17 foam approaches that of a urethane elastomer.

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Reproducing a Sea Sponge using Liquid Plastic

Reproducing a Sea Sponge using Liquid Plastic

You can create perfect copies of any original sea sponge model using mold rubber and liquid plastic.

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Make a 3-D Aquarium Background Using Foam-iT!® 5

Make a 3-D Aquarium Background Using Foam-iT!® 5

An easy way to add realism and beauty to your aquarium is to make a custom background.

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Using Equinox™ Putty to Replicate a Sea Fan

Using Equinox™ Putty to Replicate a Sea Fan

A unique molding method that will let you capture all of the intricate detail of a sea fan using Equinox® Mold Putty

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Making Finger Corals Using Smooth Cast® Plastic

Making Finger Corals Using Smooth Cast® Plastic

You can create perfect copies of any piece of original coral using mold rubber and liquid plastic.

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Making a Sea Anemone Using Smooth-On Silicone

Making a Sea Anemone Using Smooth-On Silicone

In this step-by-step gallery you will learn how to make a silicone sea anemone indistinguishable from the real thing

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How To Coat CNC Carved Foam Using Epsilon™ PRO Epoxy Coating

How To Coat CNC Carved Foam Using Epsilon™ PRO Epoxy Coating

Epsilon™ PRO produces a semi-rigid impact resistant surface on carved foam

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How To Make a Custom Foam Seat Using Pourable Urethane Foam

How To Make a Custom Foam Seat Using Pourable Urethane Foam

Pourable polyurethane foam materials are used to create a unique piece of custom furniture.

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