If you are looking for - we would like to share with you today about FIMO and where from it comes to us? A small history page about this famous polymer clay :)

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FIMO is a name for a brand of polymer clay made by German company Staedtler (STAEDTLER Mars GmbH & Co. KG). Fimo is sold worldwide. Its main U.S. competitor is the American brand "Sculpey". The material comes in many different colors. It is used for making many things, including jewelry, accessories, and small trinkets. Once shaped, Fimo is baked in a standard or toaster oven for about 30 minutes at 130 °C (265 °F) to harden it. Once baked, it can be cut, drilled, painted, sanded, and sliced thinly.
It was first created in the late 1930s by German dollmaker Käthe Kruse. It was not suitable for her doll factory use, and she turned it over to her daughter Sophie Rehbinder-Kruse, who was known in the family as "Fifi" (hence FIMO, from Fifi's Modeling Compound)!

Fimo and other polymer clay products can be worked in a variety of techniques.
- Sculpting
- Marbling and color mixing
- Caning
- Beading
- Polishing
- Mixed Media
You can check artisans tutorials at Youtube to get more information how it is looks like!

Since the original product, Staedtler has introduced new forms of FIMO, causing the Fimo of the early 1990s to be sometimes called "classic" FIMO. Fimo Soft is easier to condition but not as strong as the original classic Fimo.

Safety standards:
FIMO conforms to the European Standard EN 71 part 5 and bears the ACMI-Seal AP "non toxic" since.

Enjoy the polymer clay!