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Original bunny tattoos in polka-dot look

Original bunny tattoos in polka-dot look

No saw required!
These trendy polka-dot bunny tattoos may look like they‘re made out of wood but have actually simply been cut out of FIMOair light air-drying modelling clay. They look good whether hung on the wall or placed on a stand for use as an Easter table decoration.

Step-by-step tutorial

Use the acrylic roller to roll the block of FIMOair light out to an approx. 2 cm thick sheet. Print out the pattern sheet, cut the motif out and place it on top of the sheet of FIMOair light for use as a template.

Download template

Next, cut the bunny motif out by going around the template with the kitchen knife. Remove any surplus FIMOair light and smooth over the edges of the motif using a modelling tool or your finger.

For the stand, cut an approx. 10 x 8 cm piece of FIMOair light out (approx. 8 x 5 cm for the small bunny). Shape eggs out of the remaining FIMOair light.

Tip: Unfinished items and left-over bits of material can be stored in a sealed plastic bag or airtight container, e.g. a plastic box or jar.

Push a skewer into the bunny, starting from the tip of each ear and extending into its body. To make the nose, make a small ball out of FIMOair light and stick it onto the body with a small bit of wood. Make indents for the inner contours of the ears with a modelling stick and add circles all over the bunny‘s body and the eggs using the pen cap. Leave everything for 1 day to dry in the air or, to speed things up, harden in the microwave for approx. 5 minutes at 600 watts.

Important: A glass of cold water (approx. 125 ml = 1/8 l) must be placed in the microwave too in order to prevent an overheating! Harden within 1 hour of modelling. Should the bunny still not be dry, allow to cool a little, turn it over and then harden again in the microwave for another approx. 5 minutes.

Important: Replace the water with fresh cold water (125 ml) and put in the microwave again too.

Paint the bunny, stand and eggs in the colours of your choice.

Begin with a white base coat, then paint over it with light blue – or vice versa. Allow the paint to dry and then sand over it with a sanding sponge to create an antique effect.

Paint the polka dots white or light blue. Add the eyes using the Lumocolor pen. Varnish and leave to dry.

To finish off, add three pieces of wire to each side of the nose for the whiskers, stick the bunny on its stand and decorate with a bow.

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
FIMO® 8700 05 Acrylic roller - Blistercard containing an Acrylic roller 8700 05 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® 8711 Modelling tools - Wallet containing 4 different modelling tools 8711 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
FIMO® 8704 Gloss varnish - Blistercard containing 1 jar of gloss varnish, 35 ml 8704 01 BK 1
Lumocolor® permanent duo 348 Double ended permanent marker with two bullet tips - Single product black 348-9 1

Additionally required:

Smooth work surface (glass or ceramic), kitchen knife, pen cap, printer paper and scissors, acrylic paint (white, pink and light blue), brushes for varnishing and painting, wooden skewers, baking tray, pieces of wire, baby blue deco ribbon, hot glue gun

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