Have you already tried crafting with FIMO? Fabulous! Quite simply and with a guaranteed crafting fun effect. The brand “FIMO®”from STAEDTLER Here in Germany is simply affectionately called FIMO. This great modeling clay, which consists of PVC particles, plasticisers and color pigments fascinates young and old and is ideal for various DIY projects – jewelry, miniatures, key chains, lucky charms… the list is long. Depending on the FIMO variety, the prepared creations are baked in the oven at 110-150 degrees and thus hardened. In the process, the PVC particles merge, allowing the FIMO handicrafts to be further processed, for example with paint or with stickers. Of course you can also carve, drill or carve the pieces the way you like it. Do not worry! The hardened modeling clay is by no means harmful.
Cute little mice make FIMO
Crafting with FIMO Polymer Clay is fun for everyone
Similar to clay, also the crafting with FIMO is totally pleasant and very amusing. The modeling clay is available in Soft, Professional, Classic and Kids varieties. As the names suggest, the different varieties are suitable for specific purposes and people with different crafting skills and experience.
On numerous blogs on the net you will find many instructions for a lot of craft creations with FIMO. We also have some ready for you today. This creates sweet little animals, males or objects… everything is possible.
Although FIMO can also be modeled with hands, it is recommended to work with special modeling tools to make even more multi-faceted and filigree figures. Too thin and fine parts, however, should be strengthened inside with wire pieces. No problem! You can bake these with ease.
Make small gift or key chains as cupcakes with polymer clay
Small, colorful birds are easily created in no time
Crafting with FIMO in the Japanese Kawaii style
There are numerous crafting techniques with FIMO. Our favorite variant, however, is the Japanese-style FIMO crafts – Kawaii. What does this word actually mean and what does it mean? Literally Kawaii is called”sweet”,”cute”. And this notion of cuteness and innocence has long spread in Japan and other East Asian countries, and it’s already part of their way of life and worldview. Kawaii mascots like Pikachu, Pokémon or Hello Kitty are known and loved around the world these days.
Make mini colorful donuts from FIMO yourself
And here’s how it’s done:
Make cute kawaii dinosaurs yourself
Original craft ideas for trailers from FIMO
Quite typical kawaii
Important tips and tricks when working with Polymer Clay:
- Keep opened FIMO always airtight with cling film or pouches, otherwise the modeling clay dries, is hard and difficult to work.
- Bake your FIMO creations at 110 degrees for about 30 minutes and all at once to save energy.
- Always clean the work surface carefully in advance so that your FIMO remains free from dirt and dust.
- If dirt is visible on the FIMO after baking, remove it with a fine sandpaper.
- Beware of small children! The modeling clay is not toxic, but it must not be eaten. There is also an increased danger of swallowing.
- For optimum longevity, use a special matt or gloss FIMO lacquer after baking.
- You also have the possibility to mix different colors FIMO together and thus get new nuances.
FIMO also dries quickly in the air
Bake FIMO figures and elements best at 110-150 degrees for about 30 minutes
Become a passionate FIMO hobbyist and let your creativity and craft imagination run wild!
Have fun crafting with FIMO and a good luck!
7 simple instructions for crafting with FIMO
A cute unicorn for advanced hobbyists
Simple guide for a cute turtle
You can also use the same for ladybugs and snails
That’s the way it goes…
Colorful figures make with FIMO
A very nice FIMO owl family
Crafting ideas with polymer clay for Christmas
Here is a simple guide to elegant callas from FIMO
Or do you prefer something colorful?
And how about a wonderful bow?
… and make even more Kawaii Dinos from Polymer Clay
Or cute mini bird houses
Sweet octopods in pink and light blue
Simple FIMO pendants as cupcakes
And would you like to have such a cute piggy as a necklace?
Design FIMO creations as works of art
FIMO USB sticks make with polymer clay
And a whole lot of jewelry inspiration for real FIMO craft fans