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Lots of different sets were sold, where you mixed really strong-smelling chemicals together to make a clear viscous mixture you could add colour to. You embedded the mixture into shaped moulds to make keyrings, jewellery etc. It was fab, and kept me out of trouble in the 70s. Plasticraft was kind of like Fimo from the 80s.


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Do You Remember Plasticraft?

Do You Remember Plasticraft?

  • Anonymous user
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    I still have the original instructions from my Plasticraft set given as a Christmas present in 1971....that’s 48 years ago! I remember making small paperweights with my dad. It fascinated me. To hell with all the H&S regs! I am interested to know you can still get hold of the necessary items on eBay since now I’m retired I have time for arts & crafts again.
    • Anonymous user
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      don't suppose you could email me a picture of the instructions - its for a charity escape room I am doing.
  • Anonymous user
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    That Smell has stayed with me for 50 years!
  • Anonymous user
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    For those who would love to try Plasticraft again go to eBay & search for RESIN CASTING and you will find all ya need in huge amounts too
  • Anonymous user
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    Yes I had one of these kits when I was young enough to sacrifice income from the tooth fairy in order to obtain objects that I could put into my moulds. But that was before the COSHH Regulations came in. Today my wife is facing dismissal from her school for doing an experiment with her class using the same chemicals to produce "amber" with dead insects inside. You can buy the resin and hardener on Amazon, but she didn't scroll down far enough to see where it said "not suitable for children". She only found out at the last minute that she needed to do a risk assessment, and could not do it to the required standard. It would help us greatly if any of you can remember touching, or better still eating, the stuff and living to tell te tale.
  • Anonymous user
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    Are these still out there? Would love to start doing this again, such find memories
  • Anonymous user
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    My father made Plasticraft, Enamelcraft, Carpet Golf etc I made lots of things but it did smell bad however lasts forever. I am glad you all remember it so well.
    • Anonymous user
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      Yes I remember the various kits, can they still be brought, the plasticraft kept me entertained for ages, would love doing it again, can't remember much about my past, but I can remember that lol
  • Anonymous user
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    I still have a paperweight I made, and that was over 46 years ago. I am pretty sure every one used to get high on the fumes but it was great fun. I think the same people also made a set called enamelcraft, des anyone remember that. Pam
  • Anonymous user
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    I went to Bolton Lancs today was looking at a stall that was selling paper weights and key rings with spiders and things floating in clear acrylic blocks just the same as the plasticraft things i used to make when i was a kid, Gotta get one of these kits.
  • Anonymous user
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    I had this set too.I remember it so clearly and it was one of my most favourite christmas presents ever.It kept me happy for ages.I have never seen anything quite like it since. I do remember the smells and the excitement of waiting for the little moulds to set and then seeing the results.Fab !
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    i remember looking for bugs that i could put in. would love to find it again for my kids