How to Make FIMO Olympic Medals
With the Rio Olympics on the horizon, why not get ready with these FIMO olympic medals? These are super simple to make from gold, silver and bronze FIMO – but you could even paint some air drying clay.
Suitable for : beginners
Time : one hour
- FIMO in gold, silver and bronze
- Circular cookie cutter (about six centimetres in diameter)
- Varnish (optional)
- Pen lid
1. Take an inch sized lump of FIMO. Warm and mould it in your hands until it becomes malleable, then roll it into a ball. Use a rolling pin to flatten this out to a thickness of about four millimetres.
2. Press a cookie cutter over the FIMO and give it a gentle twist to form a neat circle. If you want to make Olympic rings, use a pen lid to gently press circles onto the fimo. You could also use a credit card, fork, toothpicks and so on, to create different patterns.
3. Heat your oven to 110 Celsius. Line a tray with tin foil and bake your medals for 30 minutes.
4. Take the medals out of the oven and leave them for about 10 minutes to cool. If you want an extra level of shine, paint on a coating of varnish.
7. Cut pieces of ribbon measuring around 75 centimetres. Line the ends of the ribbon up on the back of the medal – ensuring there are no twists in the ribbon. Glue onto the back of the medal and leave to set.
Your medals are all finished! Sofa high jump anyone?