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Project inspiration from our in-house makers

Here are some of our favorite FormBox projects to inspire you for the week ahead!

1. Designed with Brutalism in mind, we cut and sanded wooden templates to form the mold for these candles. If you want to work with wax, you can dye clear or transparent wax to your desired shade, or there are plenty of colored waxes available. Check out this video of another candle project we tried too.

2. We formed a watercolor organizer around a paintbox, brush, and water well as templates, attaching the formed plastic to a notebook and securing with a red elastic band. This project works to hold together any notebook and items you want to keep at hand - have a look at our stationery organizers too.

3. Our paperclip tower used a 3D print as its template, forming a plastic mold around the object. Into the mold, we poured plaster and dropped a little magnet. Now, any metal stationery will stick right to the side! You could magnetize lots of other materials like concrete or silicon.

4. For another concrete project, we laser-cut wood to make our simple clock-shape template. After forming plastic around it, we popped a straw in the center of the mold to make room for the clock’s hands and added the concrete. Clock mechanisms are inexpensive and versatile - lots of room for experimentation!

5. The template for these coasters was another 3D printing venture, although we’ve also used digestive biscuits as templates in the past! After 3D printing our coaster shape and forming it in plastic, we used Jesmonite (a Maker favorite) to fill the mold.

6. We’ve made tons of terrariums by forming the same clay object to make the plastic shell and mold the concrete base. The model inside the formed shell is also clay, with sand and paints added to texturize.

7. The bathroom product possibilities are endless. Here, we used wooden templates to form our molds, which were then filled with glycerol soap. You could try molding any material that gets you squeaky clean and smelling tip-top.

8. Yep, you can make edible anything with the Mayku FormBox! We’ve used letters in the past to make personalized chocolates and jello, but here we used shells to make a tasty gift. Flavours and colors can come in handy here too… how about sea salt choco-shells, or a white and milk chocolate chess set?

These are just a few of our ideas - remember, you also can form and mold with ice, foam, resin, silicon, and much more. What are you excited to make with the Mayku FormBox?


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