sugru

Originally uploaded by Minnibird

I saw Sugru at Maker Faire this year. I snuck off to buy some for my husband for Father’s Day and then when I got home it turned out he had already bought himself some!

Sugru is soft-touch silicone rubber that moulds and sets permanently. It comes in a variety of colors and it stays stuck to whatever you put it on.

In the picture here you can see how my husband fixed up my son’s fisher price horse. It had a leg broken off and an ear missing.

There are tons of examples of things you can use Sugru for on Flickr and on the Sugru site.

Sugru is so awesome that they have sold out online but you can win a few packets of it on this here blog!

I’ll send you two packets of Sugru. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog telling me what you imagine you’ll use Sugru for. This contest will be up for one week, ending on June 11th 12am Pacific time. At that time I’ll use a random number generator to pick a commenter. Be sure to leave an email address so that I can reach you.

Okay! Leave a comment! I can’t wait to see what people want to hack!

By Minnie




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36 Comments so far

  1. Corvus on May 29, 2010 2:55 pm

    I’d probably use it to make molds for polymer clay work.

  2. Kara on May 29, 2010 3:46 pm

    I’d love to try it for jewelry–or maybe sewing! I bet you could mold a sweet pair of handbag handles!

  3. Kim on May 29, 2010 7:09 pm

    i would love to try to mold some original flower cabs for some jewelry pieces! sounds very interesting!

  4. Schmidty on May 29, 2010 7:53 pm

    I have an ornate table leg that my cockatoo took a bite out it …I could use this like putty to reshape and fill the hole.

  5. Susan Spiers on May 30, 2010 6:24 am

    I have a broken honey-pot lid & I would attempt to make a substitute!

  6. Ellen Lai on May 30, 2010 7:05 am

    I will like to use it for moulds for buttons, and in turn make buttons for embellishing sewing projects and jewellery for my children.

  7. Keesha on May 30, 2010 7:35 am

    Sounds fun!! I’m feeling some flowers!

  8. Sherry on May 30, 2010 7:35 am

    I’m thinking beads…

  9. Miss Cooper on May 30, 2010 7:36 am

    I would love to make some little animals with my kiddos!

  10. KC on May 30, 2010 7:36 am

    I think this would be great to make some fun crafts with my children during the summer break!

  11. patti midgett on May 30, 2010 7:50 am

    what a cool product,I would use it to mold handmade buttons and repair a chair arm that needs fixing.

  12. Joanne Carpenter on May 30, 2010 12:23 pm

    This stuff is so cool. I can think of a million uses. One, I’d like to cover some large beads with it to make funky jewelry. Two, I’d wrap my walking cane with some so I could look like a trendy lady who is stuck needing a cane to walk.
    Three, I could use sugru to repair my messed up knee so I wouldn’t need my cane anymore!

  13. Sarah Lou on May 30, 2010 3:37 pm

    Ohh I see my future and its moulded!!!! ohh altered dolls, buttons, oh a darling lil hard coin case – I think I can work out how to do that!!!!

  14. Teri on May 30, 2010 10:37 pm

    Oh, this is really neat stuff. I like the idea of using it to waterproof the bottom of a bag (like the diaperbag). It looks like the possibilities are endless.
    piccolinadesigns@yahoo.com

  15. Mikhyel on June 1, 2010 4:57 pm

    I sell polyclay charms and suchlike at conventions, so I’d use it to make molds for that.

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  17. Brooke on June 7, 2010 5:06 pm

    A cat door!

  18. pat on June 7, 2010 5:27 pm

    I would use it to make a dashound figure, knitting needles or a minature quilt.
    pat

  19. Karen Diebolt on June 7, 2010 9:40 pm

    I would use it to repair the handle on my hedge trimmers.

  20. Tessa on June 8, 2010 1:52 am

    I’d use it to fix so many things… for instance, my wobbly phone stand, making the handles of some of my tools more ergonomic, making hooks to hang stuff in my shower, etc. This stuff looks incredibly versatile.

  21. matt on June 8, 2010 6:27 am

    I’d probably use it to make an ergonomic handle for my field recording mics

  22. Joshua P White on June 8, 2010 6:35 am

    I’d use sugru to mount holders and fixtures for everyday objects to make them more convenient. I’d also make a grip for my golf putter to ensure the “Perfect Putt.”

  23. Carol on June 8, 2010 6:42 am

    I’d fix the veggie drawer of my fridge. There’s a piece of plastic broken off and it seems impossible to glue it on for good.

  24. Olivia on June 8, 2010 8:51 am

    I am terrible at normal ways of fixing things (with hand tools and such) and hate having to hire people to help me. I am psyched that I can (via sugru and creativity) fix lots of little things in my house that don’t work right. I want to become a sugru guru :)

  25. mig on June 8, 2010 9:28 am

    i would use it to make my power cables more interesting, fix the end connection and making it much more easier to recognize from other people

  26. Stephen Lord on June 8, 2010 12:36 pm

    I will fix the windscreen wiper on my car!!

  27. Roseanna on June 8, 2010 4:05 pm

    I would use it to make molds for paper mache buttons, beads, etc.

  28. Lauren on June 8, 2010 11:49 pm

    I have some jewelry-making tools that need ergonomic handles, this would be PERFECT!

  29. Mimi on June 9, 2010 9:13 am

    I would probably make a wee animal like a rabbit, dog, sheep… hmmmmm… maybe it will change as I make it. Thanks for the chance~

  30. jackie on June 11, 2010 5:42 am

    i would make toys too.

  31. turtle on June 11, 2010 9:14 pm

    buttons for sure! how cool!

  32. Capdiamont on June 11, 2010 11:32 pm

    I’m thinking break resistant cup holder. Figures for garden railway.

  33. Elizabeth Brunner on June 24, 2010 9:25 pm

    I would modify plastic doll furniture in my groovy doll house.

  34. MySugruHacks on September 2, 2010 3:46 pm

    See what others are doing with Sugru on http://www.MySugruHacks.com you can also upload your hacks for the world to see.

  35. de on January 24, 2012 1:21 pm

    Wow, I could turn my broken tool handle into a smooth comfy one, and make grips for my walking poles, and make beads, and fix the handles on my awesome cookware whose handles didn’t do well in our last move, and make beading tools out of odds and ends….

  36. Minnie on January 24, 2012 2:45 pm

    so true. you can do all those things. be warned though! sugru has an expiration date! as i, much to my chagrin found out the other day when i tried ot use my 3 year old packet. :)

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