Sorry for my lack of posting. Had a busy couple days.
One of the many crafts I have been liking is working with Fimo clay. You can make anything with that stuff. Over the weekend my daughter and I made some Mario Bros mushrooms and those were super fun. I wanted some more realistic looking mushrooms. And if they aren't realistic at least they remind me of vintagy (is that a word?) pictures that I like.
First thing is to get out all your supplies. I swear I had a picture of this but it is not on my camera now. Maybe I deleted it. I don't know. So I will let you enjoy this pic of my kiddos a couple years ago.
I know, super cute.
Here are the things you will need:
- knife ( I use an old paring knife)
- eye pins
- cookie sheet (for baking the mushrooms on)
Then you will want to condition your red or whatever you decided on for the caps of the mushrooms. Form them into balls and flatten them out.
|this shows what happens to your fingers. my advice is to go from lightest to darkest.|
Roll these into tiny balls and press them at random into the mushroom caps.
When you have enough you will press the cap onto the white tootsie roll. Shape it how you like, realistic or funky.
The next step requires some small wire cutters or something to shorten the eye pins. Trim the eye pin to size and poke it in the top of the mushroom.
I should add that this step is only necessary if you are going to want to hang it on something. I am thinking about key chains maybe. So if you just want a little mushroom family you can skip this part. Just make sure the bottoms are flat so they can stand on their own.
Arrange your mushrooms on a cookie sheet so they are not touching and bake according the manufactures directions. Mine did not feel completely hard until they cooled off.
Once that is done you can use them however you want.
|Some of the other ones I made at the same time.|
If you make any of these I would enjoy seeing pictures.
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