Fimo is a polymer clay that you bake in the oven at a mere 275 degrees. Because of its peculiar properties, it retains sharp delineation between colors, but at the same time bonds well with itself. As a result, you can squish it, roll it, whatev, and it still retains sharp lines. Well, it's hard to explain, easier to show you.

Here's a sample, once you see it you'll realize you know exactly what it is...

Meet Skeleton Bug Guy, Weird Sun Guy, and Oso the Bear

this fimo glows in the dark

One of the interesting things about fimo is that it's sorta like nuclear isotope: it's only good if it's fresh. When fimo gets hard and crumbly, as it ages, you have to mix it with fresh or just throw it out. That's why you will see fimo afficionados fondling the fimo at the art store: you have to squeeze it to see if it's fresh. There is, of course, a bit of leeway. If your fimo is a bit old you simply moosh it around between your warm palms until it gets soft and squishy. If it continues to shred in little bits, it is time to throw it in the dustbin.

The Original Skeleton Bug Guy

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