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Tangram magnets

Tangram magnets
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Tangram is an ancient Chinese game based on tiles. A square is cut into seven geometric shapes, and these can then be used to create an infinite number of patterns. People, animals or simply abstract designs – everything is possible. A brightly-coloured FIMO tangram makes an especially pretty magnet to use on your fridge or pinboard.

Step-by-step tutorial

First print out the template and cut it out. Roll out 1 block of each of the following FIMO soft colours into a sheet using the acrylic roller or the clay machine on setting 1: apple green, peppermint, calypso blue and lemon.

Tip: Work in progress and left-over material should be protected against sun and heat and can be stored in a screw-top jar or in cling film to protect it from dust and dirt.

Download Tangram template

Use a household sponge to create a textured effect on the FIMO sheets. Then lay the triangular templates you have cut out on the FIMO sheet and cut out the shapes using the blade.

Now harden all the shapes in the oven for 30 minutes at 110° C /2 30° F and let them cool. Finally, cut the magnetic strips to size and attach them to the FIMO triangles with adhesive tape – and you’re done!

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
FIMO® soft 8020 Oven-hardening modelling clay - Single product apple green 8020-50 1
FIMO® soft 8020 Oven-hardening modelling clay - Single product peppermint 8020-39 1
FIMO® soft 8020 Oven-hardening modelling clay - Single product lemon 8020-10 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® 8713 Clay machine - Big cardboard box containing clay machine in red colour 8713 1
FIMO® 8700 05 Acrylic roller - Blistercard Acrylic roller for an even rolling out of FIMO, for a particularly smooth surface, Ø 25 mm, length 20 cm 8700 05 1

Additionally required:

Smooth work surface (glass or ceramic), magnetic strips, scissors, adhesive tape, household sponge

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