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How to make miniature polymer clay food
Introducing Fimo to children
I remember my grandmother buying me my first set of FIMO when I was 7 years whilst on holiday in Norway, and I would spend hours sat at the garden table making beads which I would then make into necklaces. Another passion of mine was making food and cakes for my toys and Sylvanian families.
Now I have 2 girls ages 5 and 7, I decided to introduce them to Fimo modeling, and this week we focused on making miniture cakes and pies for their toys. I found that the children coped very well will warming the clay up in their hands. I used the 'FIMO soft' version which is much easier to mold.
How to make a minature 3 stack cake
1.Get your little ones around the table, make sure all hand are clean, and you have a clean surface to work on
2. Give each child a small ceramic plate to put their creations on before they are cooked. If you can provided them with a tray, this is even better.
3. Start with a simple 3 layer cake, pick three colours. Brown, pink and white work best. Roll into grape sized portions.
4. Get your child to gently flatten each portion with a flat object such as a small jam jar lid.
5. Stack the layers of cake on top of each other, and then make a very thin layer of white clay for the icing.
6. If desire, roll up white clay into thin 'snake' portions, these when gentle wound around in a spiral, will have the look of cream tops.
7. If you have a red clay colour; roll into tiny balls and add to the top of the cream turrets.
8. THE BEST BIT! with supervision allow the child to cut the cake into 5 equal portions with a craft knife, this will cut them clean, and look much better.
9. Pop in the oven ( as per instructions) for 30 mins, allow to cool completely. Add vanish as desired.
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Alice in Wonderland Cake
Make an Alice in Wonderland inspired cake
fimo clay in chocolate and pink
a small good quality cookie cutter
- Warm up clay, and create two balls
- flatten with a strong flat object ( a jam jar lid)
- Make up a pink colour , and repeat step 1 & 2
- Make a sandwich with all three colours, then cut out shape
- Take a pin and add detail to your cookie
- Hey presto!
Creations made with my children
If you are working with modeling clay for the first time, or if you are introducing it to children, keep it simple. I would recommend using some good quality molds or small metal cookie cutters to get you started. By using helpful tools, you are guaranteed to create something beautiful and not become too frustrated with mastering difficult techniques.