Buying Liquid Plastic for Crafts

Known under several names this acrylic or plastic film was very popular in the 60s and 70s for making wire flowers. Check out the possible products, some still available, in this page. This is a page about buying liquid plastic for crafts.


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November 27, 2010

I am looking for a liquid dip film. When spread across a wire shape (a circle, oval, triangle, and so forth) it dries to a wafer thin film. I would like to make flowers, etc. I found an old book on how to make them and am really interested.

Can someone assist with what it is that I need to ask for and where I would be able to get it? Regards.

By Lynne from South Africa


December 15, 20101 found this helpful
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I think you want "Dip It Fantasy Film Resin." It is available at Good luck with your project.

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August 2, 20142 found this helpful
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I believe I found what you all are trying to find. It was called Fun Film. I found an old can at a garage sale. No good but bought it anyways to show the label to you all. The company was called Cunningham Art Products, Inc. Stone Mountain, GA 30083


I am including a picture of the can. I remember so well making flowers back in the 60's and early 70's.

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December 17, 20150 found this helpful
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I remember it as Whimsey Dip!!!

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August 15, 20172 found this helpful
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"Fantasy film" is one such product. I also made flowers with it in the 60s

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March 11, 2010

I remember when I was young and did a craft to make flower petals and insect wings. You formed the petals or wings with wire, making sure it was completely closed, and then dipped it into a liquid plastic. The container looked like a small paint can with a pry up lid. I can't remember what this plastic liquid is called, can anyone help?


Mfuncare from MD


Liquid Plastic for Crafts

They have kits for this back out in the craft stores now. I forget the name of it too, but I do remember how much it smelled before it dried. I also remember how much fun I had making these flowers. (03/10/2006)

Liquid Plastic for Crafts

I have seen a similar product in the Oriental Trader catalog. I can't think of what they call it. Oriental Trader is a wonderful source for many things, especially if you're buying for groups. And very inexpensive.

By Della

Liquid Plastic for Crafts

Try Mod Podge, it's a product found in the craft stores used for decoupage. It comes in satin and high gloss finishes. It may not be the same product you are talking about, but it might serve your purpose. (03/13/2006)


By Claudia from MD

Liquid Plastic for Crafts

I found liquid plastic at Hobby lobby. (09/23/2006)

By Angie

Liquid Plastic for Crafts

The stuff I had growing up was called Fun Film. I am looking for it, too. I want to make more of those lovely flowers to bring back my fun childhood. (09/28/2006)

By Debra

Liquid Plastic for Crafts

I've found Fantasy Film in the UK, but they won't ship it overseas, nor will they let you order it from them unless you have a credit card issued from the UK. I have spent a few hours looking for this product today and about 10 years prior to that. My mother used to make mobiles out of it and I used to poke my fingers through the great colors. Mom wasn't happy about that.

This was back in the 60's, and my guess is there has to be a new product like it, since I also think it was banned due to the carcinogen components. Any help finding this product would be so great. You can see what it is by typing in "fantasy film". Should bring you to a pretty cool site that shows all the neat things you can do with the stuff. Thanks for the help. (11/11/2006)


By Kelly Mull

Liquid Plastic for Crafts

I had an old can of Whimsy Dip from my dad's old crafting supplies from the 60s. It was purple and looked like a little paint can. When you Google Whimsy dip there's a posting from someone talking about how it was pulled off the market due to toxicity and burns. (03/08/2007)

Liquid Plastic for Crafts

In the Netherlands, Belgium and France this liquid varnish is called VITRIFLORE. It comes in various colours, high gloss, and satin. You can order it via a Dutch internet Hobby-Shop. (02/08/2008)

By Elke

Liquid Plastic for Crafts

They have liquid plastic at Hobby Lobby $21.99 for a 16oz. bottle and they have other things that will work that are the same thing that are cheaper. (05/03/2008)

By Ronda

Liquid Plastic for Crafts

In the USA, it was called "Whimsy Dip" it was made by the same brand as Mod Podge. I wasn't alive back then, but I found an ad for it in an old magazine and thought it looked fun. (05/07/2008)


By Jen

Liquid Plastic for Crafts

Just found it on line it is Dip It Fantasy Film. Thank you. Hope this helps.

Liquid Plastic for Crafts

I just ordered it here: (10/11/2008)

By Yitz

Liquid Plastic for Crafts

Try using Angelina film with wire. This is used for wings, also. You could make flower petals with this and it is non-toxic. The results are amazing. You can do a Google search for "angelina film". (07/16/2009)


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November 27, 2010

I need that film for making film flowers. I have a dark blue mobile and need to fix it. Can someone advise me as to where I can purchase it?



Liquid Plastic for Crafts

I found it! 2010! They now call it "Dip It Fantasy Film Resin" available in all colors at

Enjoy! (06/30/2010)

By PhrancFUN

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