Quite a while ago (and back when I was claying regularly) I wrote a love letter to the Makin’s Clay Extruder. I had been trying to use the Sculpey push-extruder and it was KILLING my hands. I switched over to the screw type and never looked back. But for those of you who have the push-extruder type (Sculpey or otherwise) here’s a great hack from Cindy Lietz on her YouTube Channel.
So while I still love and endorse my Makin’s Clay Extruder, if you have this other style this could be a BIG help to you! And I’ll have to try that baby wipe trick. 🙂
Now, if you are encouraged to go the “make-your-own-adaptor” route, there is a tutorial on Poly Clay Play on how to do just that, using supplies from the hardware store.
They are using a plastic pipe fitting, a big metal waster and a caster cup. Very clever.
Lastly, if you have $2, you can just BUY one from Poly Tools!
I’ve never ordered from this company so I can’t vouch for them, but if you have a bit of time for it to be shipped to you, two bucks can’t be beat!
So there you have it, friends- three different hacks for using a push-style extruder with a caulking gun. Happy Claying!
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