FIMO Soft clay is a great way to make these colourful egg cup characters for your Easter goodies!
Finished models can be hardened in an ordinary oven at 110ºC for 30 minutes.
What you need
- FIMO soft modelling clay, we used Yellow (8020-10) and Orange (8020-42)
- A modelling tool
- A black marker pen
- An old table knife
- A rolling pin
- A circular lid or cutter
- A ruler
- Wet wipes
- A baking tray or tile
- Use wet wipes to keep your fingers clean so darker colours don’t transfer onto lighter ones.
- A plain, glazed tile makes a good work surface for FIMO. Models can be made on a tile then put straight into the oven to bake
To make the basic egg cup shape:
Curl the strip round joining the ends together. Blend over the join with your finger, or just press the ends together.
Push a piece of FIMO into the bottom of the egg cup to fill the hole.
To make the Easter chick
Roll out your Yellow FIMO leftovers and cut out a circle to crate your chick’s head. Roll two small balls from leftover FIMO and push into the head to make the eyes. You can use a black marker to colour these in once the egg cup has been baked if you don’t have any black FIMO. Roll out your Orange FIMO and cut a small triangle for the beak.
Carefully press the head on the egg cup and add some thin strips of yellow on the top
Cut some wings and model the feet. Press them onto the egg cup. Bake at 110°/230°F for 30 minutes on the tile or baking tray. Allow the FIMO to cool before handling.
Now you have mastered the Easter chick, why not try an egg cup design of your own! Here are some of our designs for inspiration: