you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means
you may need adult supervision to do the project. Always use care
when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!
Soft is soft to work with, but after baking it’s very durable.
It won’t crumble and get brittle.
a kitchen item is used for clay, don’t use it again for
though some of it looks yummy – don’t eat
for children with adult supervision – Non-Toxic
careful with tools.
Work surface – ceramic tile or a glass cutting board that
is only used for clay and not food.
Things around the house – toothpicks, old toothbrushes,
cheese spreads, cookie cutters
Clay tools for kids can be purchased
Best tool of all – your hands!
away from wood
Work on a ceramic tile (inexpensive) or glass cutting board
clay: Mix all the ingredients. This is just like making cookies,
if all the ingredients aren’t mixed well, your cookies won’t
taste very good. Good conditioning is important so that the characters
you make will look good and not break.
and roll with brayer
thru Pasta Machine
is conditioned when it’s soft and squishy and easy to
Fimo soft comes in 48 beautiful colors that you can use right
out of the package or you can mix them together to create your
Take two colors and twist together to marbleize and create a new
color. This can also be done during conditioning.
Use Ziplock Baggies or plastic containers out of sun away from heat
Have an adult help you. They will want to use an oven thermometer
to make sure they are baking at the right temperature so they are
not underbaking or burning the clay.
can be baked directly onto the ceramic tile. It can also be baked
on a baking sheet – remember once you do that, you can’t
use it for food again.
for baking are on the package of Fimo.
an adult pre-heat the oven to 265 degrees in your home oven or
projects will bake for 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on their
Allow the projects to cool completely. When the Fimo is warm it
is very breakable and you will have pieces fall off if you touch
it. As it cools, it gets harder and becomes permanent.