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Does anyone know how to make FIMO modelling clay supple again.? Answered

I just opened a new package of FIMO and it started to crumble as I molded it. Does anyone know how to make it supple and moldable again. I tried water,no good, warmed it a little, no good, still crumbling. Maybe it has some kind of oil in it? It doesn't have any ingredients on the package either.

* I just found one way to re-activate (make soft) FIMO and SCULPY. A small amount of vasseline worked in to the stuff works wonders. Now to see if it still bakes in the heat and hardens. Will let you know when I know!

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triumphman
triumphman

8 years ago

* Just found an answer on the web. A small amount of Vaseline worked in does the trick. Not sure if it will harden when I bake it. Will get back with results when I try it.

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rickharris
rickharris

8 years ago

You can try:

(no guarantees here though so at your own risk),

wetting your hands and moulding the block back to life.

Wetting your hands with a tiny amount of mineral oil (Baby oil is the best source) and working the clay back to life.

keep[ the fimo wrapped in aluminium foil even if still wrapped in the original package.

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PurpleKat
PurpleKat

8 years ago

Whenever I've used FIMO and similar polymer clays, I've just kept working it with my hands until it got supple. It does take a little while, though.

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triumphman
triumphman

Answer 8 years ago

I worked some water into it! When I came back after dinner the cracks were gone! Hooray !