Cute Fimo Turtles

5 March 2018

Level: Easy

These cheerful fellow are quick and easy to craft for young or old and make lovely gifts.

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  • Fimo Kids Modelling Clay
  • Blade Set
  • Gloss Varnish
  • Lumocolor Permanent Marker

How to do it

  1. Crumble equal amounts of yellow, blue, white and purple Fimo Kids clay into small pieces. Keep a bit of white aside for making the eyes later. Mix the four colours together and knead them into a multi coloured lump.
  2. Now roll it into a ball in your hands and form a oval shape with one thin and one thick end. Using a blade cut it lengthwise into two halves.
  3. Place both halves next to each other with the flat side facing downwards and join to make the shell for the turtle. Place the thick end over your finger and make a small indent for the turtles neck.
  4. Cut three strips of Green Fimo Kids in half to give you six pieces. Make sausages out of five of them with one thin and thick end. These will be used for the legs and head. For the body shape the sizth piece into a ball and flatten it a little.
  5. Place the flat ball underneath the shell and press on firmly. Next, place the head where you made the indent in the shell before and press it onto the body at the thin neck end. Attach four legs to the body at the thin end. Turn the turtle over and adjust the position of the body parts and press firmly so nothing falls off later.
  6. Make two balls out of the remaining White Fimo kids and put them on the turtle. Using a modelling tool make a mouth and add grooves for the feet.
  7. Harden the turtle in the oven for 30 mins at 110 C. After cooling draw black pupils on the eyes using the Lumocolor permanent marker.
  8. Apply a thin coat of Fimo gloss varnish to the whole area of the turtle.

TIP: unfinished items and left over bits of clay material can be stored in a sealed plastic bag or airtight container.