Thursday, January 29, 2009

handmade buttons

Yes, playdough is a permanent habitant in our house, but usually the girls are so happily occupied with it that I stay far away from it until it comes to the clean up part.

Today I played playdooh FIMO. It's a long time ago I touched it, but I saw something and I just couldn't resist trying it out. Handmade Buttons. I had no design in my mind, just getting started with it.


They didn't turn out perfect, it's a while ago I played playdooh, but I already learned one lesson - stay away from the Effect FIMO - it was so much harder to work with as the Soft FIMO, and leaves streaks when you cut it, but it looks neat with the glitter I have to admit. They are not totally round, I tried, but each of them is unique. Does that count?

After baking them for 3o minutes in the oven they first attempt of making buttons was finished.


Now I will have to see what I am actually going to use them for.
P.S. Soren put his hand hand right away in the jar, grab a handfuk and tried to stuff them in his mouth. I guess the look good enough too eat. Yummy.


One of my little artists was at work here.

5 fingerprints left behind:

Karin January 30, 2009 at 2:19 AM  

Die Knöpfe sind super geworden - ich spiel auch schon die ganze Zeit mit dem Gedanken, da ich immer wieder welche für selbstgenähte Baskets brauche und selten passende finde, die auch ein bisschen speziell sind.

Michelle January 30, 2009 at 3:03 PM  

I didn't even know people COULD make buttons. Yet more proof that I'm not a crafty lady :) They do look good enough to eat though, I'll give you that.

And thank you so much for visiting me yesterday on my SITS day! It was so much fun, and I loved seeing all the comments everyone left. I hope you enjoyed your stay and that you come back to visit again soon!

Mama Wheaton January 31, 2009 at 9:36 AM  

Those buttons are way cool. I can't wait to see what you make with them. Came over from SITS to say Good Morning.

Susan February 4, 2009 at 3:29 PM  

I think they came out great. I haven't heard of that material. Does it come already sculpted and designed like that and you only have to cut and bake it?

Nicole February 7, 2009 at 12:24 AM  

Susan - FIMO is a type of polymer clay. There are more brands like Sculpey and Premo.

The buttons I made out of several different colors from scratch. I just bought a few solid colored blocks. You are able to purchase already sculpted and designed ones called "polymer canes". Check on ebay and you can see all the neat ones that are available. Those just need to be sliced up to be made as buttons or to use to decorated beads for example.

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