Instructions and Molds for Making Plastic Lures

Instructions and Molds for Making Plastic Lures
Plastic lure molds are available in various shapes and sizes ranging from simple nightcrawlers to salamanders and frogs. You can find these molds and other lure making supplies on websites, such as Jann's Netcraft and Zeiners Bass Shop. Making your own plastic lures may not be cheaper than purchasing them pre-made but it does allow you to create your own custom lures using scented oils and colors of your choice.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Aluminum saucepan
  • Pliers
  • Liquid plastic
  • Plastic color
  • Scented worm oil
  • Lure mold
  • Rag
  • Shallow dish
  • Cool water
  • Dry towel
  • Zipper plastic bag
Step 1
Bend one side of the aluminum saucepan with pliers to form a spout. This will make pouring the plastic lures easier and reduce the risk of spills.
Step 2
Pour 1 oz.of liquid plastic into the saucepan. Liquid plastic will render soft and flexible lures.
Step 3
Heat the liquid plastic slowly over low heat while stirring constantly. The plastic will thicken and become clear when it is ready to use.
Step 4
Stir in any colors or scented worm oil at this time. You only need to add 2 or 3 drops of each to this small amount of plastic.
Step 5
Pour the plastic slowly into the cavity of your lure mold until the mold is very full. The plastic should be slightly rounded at the top of the mold but not overflowing.
Step 6
Wipe the plastic from the spout of the pan with a rag before you begin to pour another lure. The hot plastic could begin to smoke if it comes into contact with any cool plastic at the spout.
Step 7
Finish pouring the molds to use up all of the plastic. One oz. of liquid plastic should be enough to pour approximately six plastic worms.
Step 8
Let the lures cool in the molds for three minutes.
Step 9
Gently peel the lures away from the molds and place them in a shallow dish of cool water until they are completely cool.
Step 10
Remove the lures from the water and place them on a dry towel.
Step 11
Store the dry plastic lures in a Ziploc bag until you are ready to use them.

Tips & Warnings

Glitter can also be added to the liquid plastic along with the color and scented worm oil.
Add a few drops of worm oil to the plastic lures in the zipper plastic bag to prevent the lures from sticking together.

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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