How to Make Your Own Plastic Fishing Worms

How to Make Your Own Plastic Fishing Worms
Making your own plastic fishing worms will allow you to get creative with your fishing tackle and save some money in the long run. Plastic worms are not that hard to make. All the supplies you will need can be found at your local fishing or outdoors store. Be sure to work in an area that is well ventilated when making your worms. Before you know it you will have a bunch of homemade worms and your friends will be jealous. Don't be surprised if they start snagging them from your tackle box once your back is turned.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Pouring pan Burner Liquid plastic Hardener Softener Colors Glitter Spoon Worm mold Paper towel Plastic bowl Water Plastic bag Worm oil
  • Pouring pan
  • Burner
  • Liquid plastic
  • Hardener
  • Softener
  • Colors
  • Glitter
  • Spoon
  • Worm mold
  • Paper towel
  • Plastic bowl
  • Water
  • Plastic bag
  • Worm oil
 
Step 1
Set up the area where you will be making your worms. Get your burner, plastic, hardener, softener, colors, glitter and mold ready before you start melting the plastic. You will then have everything you will need in one place and ready to use.
Step 2
Shake the container of plastic before pouring it into the pouring pan. One ounce of plastic will allow you to manufacture six average-size worms.
Step 3
Heat the plastic on low. The plastic is ready when it becomes thick and clear and has the consistency of syrup. Add a small amount of hardener or softener at this time. It may take several attempts to get the texture you are looking for in your fishing worms. Stir the mixture well.
Step 4
Add a small amount of color to the melted plastic. You will only need a very small amount if making only a few worms. One ounce of color will color one gallon of plastic. If making only a few worms, you will only need several drops. Stir the mixture well.
Step 5
Use a second pouring pan if you will be making a worm that has two colors to it. Repeat the steps above, adding the different color to the melted plastic. Add any glitter you might be using at this time and stir well.
Step 6
Pour the melted plastic into the worm mold until it almost spills over the sides of the mold. Wipe any excess plastic from the mold and pouring spout with a paper towel. If using two colors, pour the second color into the mold immediately after pouring in the first color. Otherwise, the two will not bond together.
Step 7
Cool the worms for approximately five minutes inside of the mold. Remove the worms from the mold and place them into a bowl of water so they will finish cooling.
Step 8
Remove the worms from the water and allow them to completely dry. Place the worms in a plastic bag and add some worm oil to the bag. This will keep your worms from sticking to each other once inside the bag.
 

Tips & Warnings

 
You can purchase worm oil in a variety of scents. Melt any old worms you have that are ripped or unusable and make a new worm out of them.
 
You can purchase worm oil in a variety of scents.
 
Melt any old worms you have that are ripped or unusable and make a new worm out of them.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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