Dear Mummy, we love crafting at Christmas time and I have just discovered Fimo polymer clay. Along with our gingerbread house we wanted to make homemade Christmas ornaments too.
We were sent a lovely package from Crafty Arts which included two sets of Fimo polymer clay. The craft sets were perfect for Christmas time with seasonal colours and Christmas themed moulds. Inside the Christmas Set and the Christmas Colour Pack we had everything we needed to get started, with a craft mat, modelling tool, mould, clay colour blocks (57g), varnish – they even came with a little ring holder so we could create jewellery.
Handmade Christmas ornament are unique and fun to create with kids and we enjoyed spending time together making colourful ornaments like angels, Father Christmas, candy canes and snowmen. We made some for our Christmas tree and for my school friends for gifts.
We moulded our own creations by playing and manipulating the clay. Even though it was labelled as soft it really was quite hard, so you need to warm it up in your hand and my parents helped to make it soft for me. Once soft I had fun making shapes and characters remembering to poke a hole through the top of the clay so I could hang them with ribbon. My mummy had fun making miniature Christmas models for the house in 3D so they were self standing. Check out our photos to see what we made this year.
We followed the instructions on the back of the packet to figure out how to oven them until they were solid. We left ours without the varnish but you can make them extra shiny by applying the gloss included in the pack. Then we used left over ribbon to tie our decorations to our Christmas tree! Voilà!
Love Bella x
Disclosure: We were sent packs of Fimo in order to conduct a review. All thoughts and creations are our own.