How to Make Plastic Worm Molds

How to Make Plastic Worm MoldsPlastic worms have a distinct advantage over natural worms in fishing because these worms ae reused and eliminate the need to purchase or hunt for new bait before each fishing trip. Plastic worms are made from a substance called liquid plastic, which is available at craft or art supply stores. After creating your worms, keep them in a zipper bag to prevent them from drying out or cracking.


Difficulty: Moderate

How to:

Things You’ll Need:
  • Baking pan
  • Corn starch
  • Wire whisk
  • Spatula
  • Chopstick
  • Liquid plastic
Step 1
Pour enough corn starch into a baking pan to fill the entire pan at least 1 inch deep.
Step 2
Bake the corn starch with the oven set at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. This step will ensure that the corn starch is completely dry.
Step 3
Stir the corn starch with a wire whisk after removing from the oven.
Step 4
Smooth the top of the corn starch with a spatula to create a flat surface.
Step 5
Press plastic worms gently into the corn starch and then remove the worms to form cavities in the corn starch. If you do not have any plastic worms, use a chopstick to carefully trace worm shapes in the corn starch.
Step 6
Heat liquid plastic and pour it slowly into the molds. Avoid pouring the plastic quickly as the warm liquid may distort the mold. Let the worms cool in the corn starch overnight.
Step 7
Pluck the cooled worms from the corn starch in the morning.

Tips & Warnings

Reuse the corns tarch to make more worm molds but do not use it for cooking or baking. Store the corn starch in a labeled zipper bag bag in a cool, dry place.

Article Written By Kittie McCoy

Kittie McCoy has been a freelance writer since 2008. She is also a part-time personal trainer and licensed entertainer in Las Vegas. She enjoys sharing her love of physical fitness and experience in the entertainment industry via her writing.

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