Sugru is the new self-setting rubber for fixing, modifying and making stuff.
Sugru can be formed and shaped by hand for up to 30 minutes once it has been removed from its packaging.
Sticks to almost anything
Sugru forms a strong bond to metal, ceramics, glass, wood and some plastics like perspex and ABS and rubbers like silicone and butyl rubber.
Air cures at room temperature
Sugru is like modelling clay when you take it from its pack. Once it's exposed to air, it cures to a tough flexible silicone overnight using the moisture in the air.
You can use sugru to add bendy connections between lego bricks, which are perfect for making this trendy LEGO bracelet!
sugru is great for this because
- it's easy to mould
- it bonds really well to LEGO
- it's soft touch and flexible when cured
- it's strong, durable and weatherproof
Please take note that sugru is not suitable for children in its uncured form - but as soon as it's cured - its ready for playtime!
- LEGO (2x2 bricks are best for making this bracelet)
- sugru (about 2 5g packs should be enough)
- Tissue paper
- Soapy water
First you'll need 2 LEGO bricks. (These square 2 by 2 bricks work best for making this bracelet). For your bendy connection you will need a piece of sugru about this size.
Place the sugru on to one of the blocks, and form into a pyramid shape.
Push this against your second LEGO brick
Be careful that the sugru doesn't squash over the edge of the brick as you push them together. It's a good idea to place your fingers where the sugru meets the edge of the brick to stop this happening!
If you find sugru is sticking to your fingers, just use some dry tissue paper to wipe it off.
After you have pressed the sugru into both blocks, gently thin the sugru whilst separating the blocks apart again (keeping them connected with sugru!)
Be sure there are no creases or cracks in the sugru as this could form a tear when cured and flexy.
You can also use soapy water to smooth the sugru.
It should look something like this!
Continue adding blocks in this way!
It is a good idea to take a peice of string and measure around your wrist - this will give you an idea of how many lego blocks you will need.
Build your blocks in sections of four - this makes them easy to handle.
Then add your sections of four together in the same way!
Once you have made your bracelet to the desired length, leave it to cure for 24 hours.
Once cured it's ready to go! Make your awesome LEGO bracelet by wrapping it around your wrist and using a flat 2x4 piece (like this!) to connect the end two bricks of your bracelet.
Ta da - one super cool LEGO bracelet! You can then add LEGO to all kinds of things and attach them to the blocks and make it personal!
If tears appear - don't worry! These are easy to fix with a little more sugru.
Take a tiny amount like this
Press it into the crack and smooth into the rest of the sugru
Leave your sugru to cure overnight, and your repair is complete!