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!
So why not give this Christmas craft a try this year? You can buy the packs from £11.50 from Crafty Arts and read their blog for more Christmas inspiration.
Love Bella x
Disclosure: We were sent packs of Fimo in order to conduct a review. All thoughts and creations are our own.
18 thoughts on “Having a Crafty Christmas with Fimo”
My LO is yet to get into plasterscene but I really love the bright colours of these ones
You have taken me back to my childhood right there. We would spend hours creating all sorts out of fimo – from food for my sister’s doll house to tree decorations. It’s brilliant stuff, you can do so much with it! Lovely post! 🙂
I used to spend hours and hours making things with this stuff.
I may have to reintroduce to the kids
Lovely decorations 🙂 So personal and cute!x
This is such a great post, this is a right throwback for me as I used to be obsessed with plasticine and Fimo. I never thought it could be used in such fab and festive ways!
Oh my gosh I love what you created! Crafts are so much fun to make and give as an extra for little gifts.
Oh wow these have come out so good and they’re much better than anything I could have made x
It’s been YEARS since I’ve played with Fimo – it was all the rage way back when, remember? I should get my daughter a kit for Christmas. 🙂
This looks like something really fun to do with the kids, fab post!
I have never heard of this brand before, but love the end results. these are ace Christmas decor and a fun festive activity x
I used to love Fimo as a kid, but I never considered using them for Christmas decorations! I’d love to give it a go, I doubt mine would look so neat though!
These look like so much fun to make for Christmas! I defiantly need to look out for these
Fimo sounds great and it looks like you had lots of fun making those decorations, they’re so super cute!
It look like you made some really good things out of this pack – lots so fun to do with the kids!
I love your Christmas tree decorations and being able to mound your own with your mummy must have been a lot of fun
What a great kit – my girls would love this – you made some great decorations there!
Love those decorations that you made – the tree is my favoruite. I think something homemade is such a lovely thing to give for Christmas.
These look so cute! I bet my daughter would have such fun with these, we will have to give them a go!