Recipe for Fimo/Sculpey? (Modeling Clay) : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

Anybody have a recipe for a homemade version of sculpey? It's like a plastic clay that doesn't harden until you heat it. The plastic part is not important, just that it can be molded for a more or less indefinite time until I'm done thinking. I want to build an evolving model of the house I want! Thanks

-- witness (, March 02, 2001


Response to Recipe for Fimo/Sculpey?

You could make salt dough. It can be baked in a very low oven but I prefer to just let it dry naturally.

1 cup plain or all purpose flour

1/2 cup salt

About 3/4 cup water

Just mix it all up to a -not too- stiff dough.

The recipe can be halved or doubled.

Your creations will last quite a while so long as they are kept away from moisture. You can also seal it. That Modge Podge clear glue/sealer works good. Most craft stored cary it. A decoration I made for my mother- in -law 3 years ago is still like new.

Enjoy yourself,

Pauline NC

-- Pauline (, March 02, 2001.

Response to Recipe for Fimo/Sculpey?

I may be proven wrong by someone, but I do not think that it is possible to make Fimo or Sculpy at home. I would think that cutting the walls out of cardboard and taping them together would be a much more manageable way to make housing models. We've made a few that way over the years to get the idea of how it would look. It's also extremely cheap.

-- julie f. (, March 03, 2001.

Fimo is a plastic product; I don't think you can make it at home. I've made lotsa playdough from the above recipie when the kids were little. I like the cardboard idea better; the mice wouldn't think it quite so tasty. Yes, they nibble on the dry playdough; we had nibble marks on some Christmas ornaments made from the stuff!!!!

-- Leann Banta (, March 03, 2001.

you stupid freaks i don't even know what sculpey is! god some stupid people, like yourselves, who are just ubsest with stupid crafty things that don't even work, god!! well, thanx 4 nothin! ~i am the smartest person in the world, lacey~ P.s. you are all loooooosers! Losers!

-- lacey elizabeth babekuhl (, May 31, 2001.

The closest thing I have been able to think of is a dough made of white glue and flour, you just mix the glue in a little at a time to the flour until it is stiff enough to model with. It dries to a soft sheen and can be painted or the dough can be colored with what ever you have. Things that are too thick, sort of cave in as they dry, and it does shrink up quite a bit. If you did this with something other than flour that did not expand when it gets wet from the glue, it would be less likely to shrink. Good Luck.

-- Thumper (, June 10, 2001.

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