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DIY mobile from FIMOair light

DIY mobile from FIMOair light
40 minEasy

More mindful, slower, more human!
What could be better than consciously taking time for yourself, relaxing and letting your creativity run wild? With our boho-style wind chimes, you can not only make something beautiful for your home, but also relax wonderfully.

DIY Mobile ▪ FIMO DIY | STAEDTLER

Step-by-step tutorial

First print out the motif template and cut out the motif individually.

Download template

Roll out a block of FIMOair light in white with the acrylic roller to create an approx. 5 mm thick sheet on a piece of baking paper.

Tip: To achieve an even thickness, you can place a pencil next to the clay being rolled out. The acrylic roller will roll over the pencils and so roll out the FIMO clay evenly.

Use the cookie cutters of your choice and carefully cut out each motif. Continue to cut out motifs from the motif template to complete the elements of the wind chimes.

Now make a hole on the upper and lower edge with the bead piercing pin. The cord is attached there later. Make sure the hole is large enough.

Tip: The motif that should hang at the very bottom of your wind chimes only needs the hole at the top edge.

For a crescent moon, you can cut a piece out of the cut-out circles with a slightly smaller round shaped cutter.

Drying:
Leave everything to dry at room temperature for approx. 1 day. It’s quicker in the microwave. Here you can harden your motifs in just 10 minutes at 600 watts.

IMPORTANT:
A glass of cold water must be placed in the microwave to prevent overheating. Harden within 1 hour after modelling. (100 g / 10 min).

Position your cut-out motifs in the order in which you want to thread on your mobile.

Now it’s time to paint! To do this, use acrylic paints of your choice and paint your motifs exactly as you want them. Allow the paint(s) to dry thoroughly.

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

Faces like the fox here can be painted by using the Lumocolor permanent marker.

Finally, you can start threading. Use a long cord (at least 50 cm) and firstly make a three-fold, precisely positioned knot at the end of the cord.
Now thread all your motifs in the desired order. Finally, tie it all together with a wooden stick and your DIY mobile is ready in boho style.

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
FIMO®air light 8133 Air-drying or microwave hardening modelling clay - Single product, white, 125 g 8133-0 2
STAEDTLER® 8500 Acrylic paint - Cardboard box containing 24 acrylic paints in assorted colours 8500 C24 1
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
Lumocolor® permanent duo 348 Double ended permanent marker with two bullet tips - Single product black 348-9 1
STAEDTLER® 989 Synthetic brush - Blistercard containing 3 brushes: #2 round, #8 round, #8 flat 989-SBK3-3 1

Additionally required:

Cookie cutters in various shapes of your choice, Pattern template, Baking paper, Scissors, 2x thin coloured pencils (hexagonal) as spacers, String, Wooden stick

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