You Will Need
- Fimo (or a different brand of oven bake clay)
- Magnets (we bought ours from eBay)
- Cookie cutters
- Rolling pin
- Craft knife
- An oven
Step by Step
Step 1: Pre-heat your oven according to the instructions on your clay
Step 2: Pick your chosen colour of Fimo and start kneading the clay to warm it up. This can take a little while.
Step 3: Use your rolling pin to create a flat base – much like rolling out dough! You don’t want the Fimo too thin, about 2mm is about right
Step 4: Use your cookie cutter to cut out your shapes. It’s best to turn the shape over (if you’re using letters for example) so that any marks you make on the Fimo will be on the back of your magnets,not the front). Tap the top of the shape lightly to get it to release from the cutter if it gets stuck.
Step 5: Put your shapes onto a baking tray – best to line it with greaseproof paper if your tray isn’t new, you don’t want any food stuck on your magnets!
Step 6: Cook in the oven following the instructions on the packet (every type of clay is different).
Step 7: Leave the shapes to cool
Step 8: Glue your magnets to the back and hold lightly into place until the glue sets. Leave for a few hours to set completely.
Ta-da! Done :)