I recently spent a bit of time experimenting with fast and furious card topper made from scrap Fimo. I say fast as I was fitting in some crafting between feeding our new baby boy but wanted to produce a quick and easy activity for the kids to have fun with. Sometimes fast Fimo is good fun though, even if the end results are not particularly detailed.
These flowers were mostly made from left overs from various Create Your Own kits but if you want to do it properly, I highly recommend the new Fimo Pastel range, which has been hugely popular with our regular buyers recently.
I’m lucky that I have lots of Makins Icing cutters at my disposal which make it easy to create fast flowers and other shapes. We sell cutters on CraftMerrily too and it is an easy way for kids to enjoy making quick but detailed shapes. I made a range of flowers, dots, leaves and shapes and arranged them on card to explore different designs, adding scrapbooking card pieces for additional detail.
I did some pottering about on my blog with the results.
I keep meaning to learn to hand make flowers really well, but for an experiment I tried out making simple flowers from blobs of Fimo, much as a child would, to see how accessible this would be as a craft for people with no cutters or experience. All these flowers were made by hand in a minute or so – speed polymering!
The kids loved having a box of bits to play with – they’ve gone into our embellishment box now and I daresay I shall see a few of them again next weekend.
This turned out to be my favourite thing though. I photographed the image I made, edited on my phone and ended up with what I reckon could pass for the front of a real card if I printed it out nicely.