How to make a FIMO Daffodil
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.
Gently lift the petals with a cutter blade or modelling tool then press them together into a flower shape.
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.
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.
What you need
- Card to make a template
- A paper cupcake or muffin case
- A baking tray
- Baking parchment
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