Monday, October 20, 2008

Experiments in Fimo

I saw on a blog (but didn't take note straight away so can't tell you which) that you can make buttons using Fimo paste. It is like a playdough, you can mix the colours but at the end you put it in the oven for 20 minutes at 100C, and you get real buttons.

We, me and DD1+DD2, made the shapes and then punched the holes. It was fun, still experimental, and we have a big result. Not up to selling standards, they are all different sizes.

That's my hand, to show you the sizes and shapes.

You only need a minimum to start : a sharp knife to cut the paste, something to make a hole, and websites suggest small cake cutters to cut shapes. We just bought some, haven't tried yet.

I hope this makes you want to try it. It is great fun, you can do it with children, and you can use them afterwards on bags, as decorations, etc...

Here are 3 batches on an A4 piece of paper.

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