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How to make a FIMO Daffodil

How to make a FIMO Daffodil
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Tuesday 23rd March marks one year since the first UK lockdown. In support of this National Day of Reflection, we have teamed up with UK charity Marie Curie to remember those who have died during the pandemic and show support and solidarity for those who have been bereaved. The National Day of Reflection will aim to bring the UK together to pause and reflect with a minute’s silence at midday and daffodils, real or crafted, placed in windows as a symbol of hope.

We are proud to be working with Hobbycraft to encourage everyone to create a lasting commemorative daffodil made from FIMO clay which can be proudly displayed in windows across the UK.
For every block of FIMO soft sold from the Day of Reflection FIMO clay bundle at Hobbycraft, STAEDTLER UK will donate 25p* to Marie Curie to support the great work that they do. 

*Applies to the Day of Reflection FIMO soft bundle only. Donation period from 12th March to 26th March 2021. Visit Hobbycraft.co.uk for more details.

Join the National Day of Reflection - How to make a FIMO Daffodil (UK)

Start by cutting out a 5cm x 2.5cm card template for the petal shape.

Roll 3 x strips of Sunflower FIMO to a depth of roughly 1.5mm-2mm.

Cut 6 petal shapes from the rolled FIMO using the card template as a guide.

Make a lined pattern on the petals with a modelling tool. 

Gently lift the petals with a cutter blade or modelling tool then press them together into a flower shape.

Cut a hole in a cupcake case by folding it in half then cutting out the middle.

Carefully lift the daffodil flower then place it inside the cake case.

Add a pinch of Indian Red FIMO with some leftover Sunflower. Knead until the colours are evenly blended then roll a 2cm ball.

Use a pointed tool to make a hole in the FIMO ball. Widen the hole with a ball tool then press the edges into a trumpet shape.

Make a lined pattern and a scalloped edge.

Press the orange trumpet in the middle of the daffodil using a ball tool. Curl the edges of the petals with your fingers.

Shape two strips of Tropical Green FIMO into a ball, then roll it out on your work surface into a long snake (about 25cm in length), making one end slightly thicker.

Place the stem onto a baking tray covered in baking parchment. Press the thicker end of the stem onto the back of the daffodil through the hole in the cupcake case.

Press three small FIMO pieces in the middle of the flower.

To make a leaf, thinly roll two Tropical Green FIMO strips into a long piece to a depth of 1.5mm-2mm then cut a 25cm strip with a pointed end.

Wrap the thicker end of the leaf around the lower part of the stem with the pointed end curled out at the top.

Adjust the position of petals and leaf. Check then stem is straight before baking.

TIP: Place a small piece of twisted baking parchment under the daffodil to keep it upright.

Harden FIMO at 110°C for 30 mins and allow the FIMO to fully cool before handling.

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
FIMO® soft 8020 Oven-bake modelling clay - Single product indian red 8020-24 1
FIMO® soft 8020 Oven-bake modelling clay - Single product sunflower 8020-16 1
FIMO® soft 8020 Oven-bake modelling clay - Single product tropical green 8020-53 1
FIMO® 8711 Modelling tools - Wallet containing 4 different modelling tools 8711 1
FIMO® 8700 05 Acrylic roller - Blistercard containing an Acrylic roller 8700 05 1
Noris® 965 Hobby scissors - Blistercard containing scissors with 14 cm blade 965 14 NBK 1
Noris® 120 Graphite pencil - Single product 2B 120-0 1

Additionally required:

  • Card to make a template
  • A paper cupcake or muffin case
  • A baking tray
  • Baking parchment

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