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									FIMO CHRISTMAS CARDS
This project is designed for Year 7 to 10 students. Seasonal cards have become
a big part of our lives over the past centuries. Although the examples shown
are Christmas designs, many different cultures send cards to mark important
occasions in their own religious calendars.
People send cards to mark many occasions :-
• Christmas, Easter, Birthdays, Hanukah & Pass over.

And from many different Cultures:-
• Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, etc.

Every age, country and culture have developed their own designs and reasons
for sending greeting cards.
Visit your local library or museum and gather as much information as you can
about cards, what materials were used and why people sent them. Also look at
the reasons behind their use within different cultures, for example :-
DID YOU KNOW?
The Valentine card was very popular in Victorian Times, with ladies taking great
time and care to make personalised cards for their sweethearts.
Post cards have developed over the years and many people still collect the
different styles from around the world.
People used to have their photographs taken on special occasions and would
send them to family and friends with a written greeting.




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YOUR PROJECT
The objective of this project is to design and make a series of Christmas Cards
using FIMO SOFT. Why not design and produce a quantity to be sold at your
school fete?
Begin your study by collecting information on the history of cards from your
local library and museum.
• What designs should you use and why?

• How many designs should you produce?

• How much should each card cost?

• How should the cards be packaged?

• What materials should you use?

• What processes can you put in place to ensure a good profit?

• Should you work as a production line e.g.
       • Should one person fold the card and pass it to the next to -
       • Stick the back ground on and pass it to the next to -
       • Add the Fimo design etc. etc. etc.

Collate all your research in your scrap book, sit down and have a good look at
all your findings




WARNING!
For children over 8 years of age only. For use under adult supervision only.

CAUTION!
Read the instructions before use, follow them and keep them for reference.
Contents: PVC and Plastisizer (phthalic acid esters of straight chain-aliphatic (C6-upwards) alcohols). Conforms to
ASTMD-4236.
EBERHARD FABER GmbH 92318 Neumarkt/Germany
Safety Rules: Do not place modelling material in the mouth. Do not exceed a temperature of max. 1300C / 2650F or
harmful gases may be produced. Do not exceed a hardening time of 30 minutes. The hardening process is not part of the
function of the toy and should be carried out by a supervising adult. Do not use a microwave oven. Keep children under
the age of 8 years and animals away from the activity area. Store Fimo out of reach of young children. hands should be
washed after work is finished. Clean all equipment after use. Do not eat, drink or smoke in the activity area. Do not
swallow the material. Do not heat the material and cook food at the same time in a domestic oven. Only use Fimo
recommended accessories. Incorrect use of chemicals can cause injury and damage to health. Only to be used for
modelling activities.
First Aid Information: in case of accidental overheating and inhalation of poisonous gases, move person to fresh air
and seek immediate medical advice without delay. Take the material and all packaging with you. In case of injury always
seek medical advice.
WARNING! Contents and finished product is not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts and functional
sharp points which may cause injury if misused. Do not give components or completed toys to young children.




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CHRISTMAS CARDS
You will need :-
Glitter
Card
Old wrapping paper
Felt pens - 334 triplus® fineliner or 323 triplus® color
Glue
These cards are made by choosing a Christmas carol, then designing and
making a Fimo model, based on the song. The backgrounds on the cards are
made by using old wrapping paper and writing out the words of the carol
around the design using a Gold or Silver STAEDTLER® gel pen.
The carols used on the cards are :
We Three Kings ( With Three Crowns)
Christmas Tree (With Christmas Tree)
Little Town of Bethlehem ( With Star)
Hark The Herald Angels ( With Angel)
While Shepherds Watched ( With Sheep)
The Star, Christmas Tree and Crowns are made by rolling out a flat piece of
Fimo and cutting out and using the templates provided.
Choose Christmas wrapping paper that fits the words of your carol and use as
a background to your Fimo designs.
Copy the words of the carol using a Silver or Gold pen as this makes the card
look even more festive.




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HOW TO MAKE THE CHRISTMAS TREE
You will need :-
Glitter
Card
Old wrapping paper
Felt pens - 334 triplus® fineliner or 323 triplus® color
Glue
These cards are made by choosing a Christmas carol and making a Fimo model,
based on the hymn. The backgrounds on the cards are made by using old
wrapping paper and writing out the carol.
1. Using the template provided, trace the Christmas Tree design onto a blank sheet of paper
  using a soft pencil.

2. Knead a small amount of Green Glitter Fimo between your hands until it is soft and easy
  to work with.

3. Roll flat and press gently over the pencil design.

4. Turn the sheet of Fimo over, and the pencil image will have transferred to the Fimo. Cut
  around the design.

5. Knead a small amount of Red, Silver and Gold Glitter Fimo between your hands until it is
  soft and easy to work with. Roll into small balls and press gently onto the tree to make
  baubles.

6. Place in a domestic oven and bake for 20 - 30 minutes at 1300 C / 2650 F.

7. Once cooled, remove from the oven.

Decorate a piece of card by cutting a small square of Christmas wrapping
paper and sticking it in the middle of the card. Write the words of your
favourite carol around the wrapping paper using a Gold or Silver pen.
Remember, use your best handwriting!
Using craft glue, stick your Fimo design in the centre of the decorated card.
Make the ‘Christmas Star’ and ‘Three Kings’ cards by following steps 1,2,3,4, 6
and 7




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HOW TO MAKE THE ANGEL
You will need :-
Glitter
Card
Old wrapping paper
Felt pens - 334 triplus® fineliner or 323 triplus® color
Glue
These cards are made by choosing a Christmas carol and making a Fimo model,
based on the hymn. The backgrounds on the cards are made by using old
wrapping paper and writing out the carol.
1. The Angel is made by putting together a series of flat pieces, made using the template
  provided. To make the body and arms, roll out Glitter Blue Fimo and cut out the shapes.
  The hands are two small balls of Silver Fimo pressed into the end of the sleeves. Decorate
  the dress by rolling a thin sausage of Red Glitter Fimo and pressing on in a wavy line.

2. Press the arms onto the body.

3. Make a halo by rolling a small ball of Anthracite Fimo between your hands and pressing
  into a flat circle with your thumb.

4. The face is in silver Fimo rolled into a ball and flattened into an oval with your thumb,
  draw two eyes and a big smile using a cocktail stick. Press the face onto the halo.

5. Press the head onto the body.

6. Roll out a piece of Gold Fimo and cut out the wing shapes using the template provided.
  Roll out a thin sausage of Gold Fimo and place around the head for the hair.

7. Place in a domestic oven and bake for 20 - 30 minutes at 1300 C / 2650 F.

8. Once cooled, remove from the oven.

Decorate a piece of card by cutting a small square of Christmas wrapping
paper and sticking it in the middle of the card. Write the words of your
favourite carol around the wrapping paper using a Gold or Silver pen.
Remember, use your best handwriting!
Using craft glue, stick your Fimo design in the centre of the decorated card.




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HOW TO MAKE THE SHEEP
You will need :-
Glitter
Card
Old wrapping paper
Felt pens - 334 triplus® fineliner or 323 triplus® color
Glue
These cards are made by choosing a favourite Christmas carol , then designing
and making a Fimo model, based on the hymn. The backgrounds on the cards
are made by using old wrapping paper and writing out the words of the carol.
1. Knead a small amount of Fimo between your hands until it is soft and easy to work with.

2. In the first design, the sheep’s body is made by rolling out a thin sausage shape of silver
  Fimo and curling it up into the body shape.

3. The head is an oval shape with two smaller oval shapes pressed on for ears. Draw the
  face using a cocktail stick, with two eyes and a big smile.

4. The legs are two small sausage shapes pressed onto the body.

5. Place in a domestic oven and bake for 20 - 30 minutes at 1300 C / 2650 F.

6. Once cooled, remove from the oven.

Decorate a piece of card by cutting a small square of Christmas wrapping
paper and sticking it in the middle of the card. Write the words of your
favourite carol around the wrapping paper using a Gold or Silver pen.
Remember, use your best handwriting!
Using craft glue, stick your Fimo design in the centre of the decorated card.




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CHRISTMAS CAROL CARDS
TEMPLATES
The Star template was made using the same technique that would be used to
make a paper snowflake, by folding a circle of paper and cutting small sections
out and then unfolding it.




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