How to Bake Fimo Clay

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How to Bake Fimo Clay
Make your own jewellery and accessories with Fimo clay. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Fimo is a type of polymer clay, also known as Sculpey or Premo. Fimo is a very versatile and malleable medium to work with. It is a fun project for kids and adults alike. Fimo can be purchased at most craft stores and is available in all different colours and hues. Proper baking is important with Fimo. Overcooking or too high temperatures can lead to burnt or cracked clay; undercooking or temperatures that are too low will not properly harden your Fimo. Due to it's chemical content, it is suggested that you bake your Fimo in a dedicated oven, such as a toaster oven.

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Things you need

  • Aluminium foil
  • Baking tray
  • Oven
  • Timer

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  1. 1

    Preheat your oven to 110 degrees Celsius.

  2. 2

    Line your baking tray with aluminium foil. Arrange your Fimo on top of the aluminium foil.

  3. 3

    Place your Fimo in the oven. Set your timer for 30 minutes.

  4. 4

    Remove the baking tray from the oven. Allow 5 to 10 minutes for your Fimo clay to cool down before handling.

Tips and warnings

  • If your Fimo sculpture is especially thick, it may need to cook for slightly longer.
  • If your sculpture is particularly thin or miniature, cook your Fimo at 107 degrees Celsius.

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