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DIY bowl made of air-drying FIMOair

DIY bowl made of air-drying FIMOair
20 min Easy

It's the little things in life
We all know the situation too well: putting important little objects somewhere specific and the next morning they're nowhere to be found. It can be so frustrating or sad to have lost your ring or keys again. These homemade FIMOair bowls are perfect for storing all your small items – such as jewellery, cosmetics, keys and paper clips. Put an end to the chaos and searching, once and for all!

Step-by-step tutorial

Roll out a block of white FIMOair with the acrylic roller to create an approx. 6 mm thick sheet on a piece of baking paper.

Tip: To achieve an even thickness, you can place the pencils next to the clay and roll the roller over them. Using the pencils this way ensures that your sheet of clay is of an even thickness.

Take a round cutter the size of your choice (e.g. 10 cm) and cut out the basic shape of your bowl.

Place the cut-out circle on your porcelain or glass bowl. Press it gently so that it clings nicely to the bowl. This creates a beautiful, semicircular shape for your bowl.

Smooth out the FIMOair mixture with damp hands. You can smooth out any cracks, transitions and unevenness with a moistened modelling spatula or a damp finger. 

Now leave your project to dry, on the bowl, at room temperature for at least 24 hours.

When your FIMO bowl is completely dry, carefully remove it from the other bowl. You can easily sand sharp edges or uneven surfaces with the damp sanding sponge.

Now it’s time to paint! Use acrylic paints of your choice and paint your motifs exactly as you want them. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly.

Tip: The paints can be easily mixed together, giving you an even wider choice of colours.

Now it will look great with a few splashes of paint. Mix any colour, such as black, with a little water and use a toothbrush to pick up the colour. Put on disposable gloves. Now swipe your thumb over the bristles to create splashes on your bowl. Let everything dry completely.

As the final step, paint your bowl with FIMO gloss varnish and allow it to dry well again. The varnish makes the dish shine like glazed ceramics and protects against moisture and dirt. You can create also other little bowls in different sizes and colours. There are no limits to creativity!

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
FIMO® 8700 05 Acrylic roller - Blistercard containing an Acrylic roller 8700 05 1
FIMO® 8711 Modelling tools - Wallet containing 4 different modelling tools 8711 1
FIMO® 8700 04 Blades - Blistercard with mixed blade set, 3 pieces (1 rigid, 1 flexible and 1 serrated blade), 2 rubber grips 8700 04 1
FIMO® 8703 Gloss varnish - Blistercard containing 1 bottle of water-based gloss varnish, 10 ml and brush in cap 8703 01 BK 1
FIMO® 8700 08 Grind'n polish set - Blistercard Grind´n polish set, 3 different grades of sanding sponges (fine, superfine, microfine) 8700 08 1
STAEDTLER® 989 Synthetic brush - Blistercard containing 3 brushes: #2 round, #8 round, #8 flat 989-SBK3-3 1
STAEDTLER® 8500 Acrylic paint - Cardboard box containing 24 acrylic paints in assorted colours 8500 C24 1

Additionally required:

Round-shape cutting form, Small bowl (with approximately the same diametre as the cutting form), Toothbrush, Baking paper, 2x pencils (hexagonal) as spacers, Bowl of water to moisten fingers, 1x paper plate or base for acrylic paint, 1x pair of disposable gloves

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