What is Instamorph?
InstaMorph is a non-toxic, lightweight polyester thermoplastic that is moldable at low temperature (150 degrees Fahrenheit) and solidifies at room temperature. Instamorph can be reheated and remolded again and again, which makes it highly customizable. No special tools or activators are needed; just heat Instamorph in hot water and mold to any shape you want. Check out the many ways you can use Instamorph at: https://www.instamorph.com/ideas.
Instamorph is available for purchase online or at many craft stores. It comes in white, black or a pigment pack which can be used to create a variety of colors and pigments. They even have Glow-in-the-dark Instamorph!
Our creative therapists have created this guide to show you how to make your own built-up utensil using Instamorph.
- Instamorph Moldable Plastic
- Instamorph Pigment Pack (optional)
- Hot water
Here is the spoon I used.
Here is the Instamorph (white) with 2 red pigment pellets and 2 blue pigment pellets added to it. Who doesn’t like a purple spoon?
The Keurig provides water that is just hot enough to soften the pellets into a moldable state. You can also use the microwave to warm up a cup of water. Be careful when lifting the material from the hot water, it will be hot!
Instamorph becomes clear when it ready to be molded.
The results after being molded around the spoon. I made sure to press hard enough so that I would leave impressions to where my fingers should be on the handle.
Have fun creating many different assistive technology tools for all of your clients.