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.
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.
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!
What you need
Smooth work surface (glass or ceramic), magnetic strips, scissors, adhesive tape, household sponge
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