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FIMO leather-effect – Halloween decoration - bat

FIMO leather-effect – Halloween decoration - bat
20 min Easy

Flutter, flutter…
It‘s scary season again! The end of October means Halloween, and that means that it‘s time to carve faces in pumpkins, decorate the door, and perhaps invite friends over for a frightfully nice dinner.

Whether you put it in the table decoration for the scary dinner, or use it as a window or door decoration in the twilight, the little FIMO leather-effect bat will make a big entrance and spook your friends. Boo!

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Step-by-step tutorial

Gently knead a block of black FIMO leather-effect in your hands and then roll it out into a sheet approx. 1cm thick using the acrylic roller. Now roll this sheet through the clay machine. Start with the thickest setting (level 1).

Repeat and roll the sheet thinner and thinner, gradually through setting 2, 3 and 4, and finally on level 6.

Now place the FIMO leather-effect sheet on baking paper and cut out several bats using the cookie cutter.

Remove the excess clay so that all the FIMO bats are lying flat on baking paper, and harden them in an oven pre-heated to 130 °C / 266° F with upper and lower heat for 30 minutes.

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.

Let the bats cool down. If you can still see fraying at the edges, you can easily cut it off with scissors. Whether you use them as table decorations, on the front door or in the window, now you can decorate your whole house with bats for Halloween.

They look great - especially when you slide them between fork prongs and place it in the middle of a plate. FIMO leather-effect is wonderfully flexible, so you can even bend the wings of your bats upwards.


Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
FIMO® leather-effect 8010 Oven-bake modelling clay - Single product Leather-effect black 8010-909 2
FIMO® 8700 05 Acrylic roller - Blistercard containing an Acrylic roller 8700 05 1

Additionally required:

Bat cookie cutter, Scissors, Baking paper, Smooth work surface

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