Why not make your own colourful Christmas decorations using FIMO kids clay?
You will need:
FIMO kids clay – Glitter Red, Purple, Glitter Yellow, Green, Flesh, Black, Glitter White, Glitter Blue, Orange
A roller and modelling tool
A glazed tile or baking tray
A cocktail stick
FIMO shaped cutters (optional)
Decoration template, create your own template to use for all Christmas characters
Russian Doll decoration
Cut out your template from a piece of card. Cut 5 portions of FIMO in 2 different colours. Use a modelling tool to cut a triangular shape in each piece, so they fit together.
Working on a tile (or baking tray), roll the FIMO evenly pressing the 2 colours together. Keep rolling until the FIMO is 5mm in depth.
Place the cardboard template onto the rolled FIMO and cut around the edge using a modelling tool.
Roll ½ a portion of Flesh colour into a ball, flatten it with your thumb then press in position for the face. Add a tiny rolled ball for the nose and some hair.
Press 2 strips along the diagonal edges of the scarf. Shape 2 little pieces with a tiny ball in the middle for the scarf knot then press into position.
Step 6 (optional)
Cut a mini flower from rolled FIMO using a Shaped Cutter, then press it into the middle of the body. Add a strip along the bottom edge.
Use a cocktail stick to make a hole near the top of the head. Make sure the hole has gone all the way through.
Bake FIMO at 110ºC for 30 minutes.
When the FIMO has completely cooled, draw in the eyes using a black permanent marker and a mouth in red. Thread a ribbon through the hole and tie a knot. Your decoration is ready to hang up!
Why not make a collection of characters?
This step by step guide has been featured in Creative Steps magazine.