1 - Assemble Your Supplies
you start, you'll need to get together all the supplies you'll need
for your project and find a workspace with adequate ventilation.
We recommend the following supplies:
Small aluminum pan w/ pouring spout
Hot plate (kitchen stove will also work)
STEP 2 -
Heat the Plastic
your liquid plastic well and pour an appropriate amount into your
pan (1 oz will make approximately six - 6 inch worms). Do
not overfill your pan, as that will make pouring difficult.
slowly until the Liquid Plastic thickens and turns clear (approximately
350 degree F). Stir frequently.
Continue heating until the Liquid Plastic reaches pouring consistency
which will be clear and thin - similar to white syrup. Avoid oveheating,
as that will scorch the plastic and release additional unwanted
To vary the toughness of the plastic, add M-F Plastic Hardener or
M-F Plastic Softener (see labels for instructions).
STEP 3 -
Add Color to Your Plastic
an appropriate M-F Plastic Color for your custom worms. Add the
color to the Liquid Plastic until you obtain the desired shade.
Stir well. (NOTE: 1 ounce of color is sufficient to color one
gallon of plastic.)
For best results when using fluorescent colors, add them to the
Liquid Plastic before heating.
Colors may be mixed to create your own unique color.
M-F Glitter may also be added at this point.
STEP 4 -
Pour Your Worms
your Liquid Plastic into one of your M-F Molds. Fill the mold cavity
until it almost crowns over. (Wipe off any excess plastic from lip
of pan before reheating to prevent contact with burners which causes
When making two-color worms, pour in the first color and immediately
follow with the second color. This will assure a good bond to the
first first color.
Old worms and any unused plastic may be remelted, colored and used
again. Worms made from M-F Plastic work best but other brands may
also be used.
STEP 5 -
Remove from Mold
your worms to cool in the mold for three minutes.
Remove the worms and place them in shallow pan of cool water to
finish cooling or lay them out straight on a counter top.
If you place the worms in water to cool, allow them to dry before
STEP 6 -
Add Worm Oil
M-F Worm Oil to your finished worms will prevent them from clinging
to each other in the package. (Hint: the Anise scented worm oil
is a proven fish attractor!)