Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

tropical drink stirrers

When you’re in the mood for summer, only tropical drink stirrers will do! Luckily, we’re here to show you how to make these colorful clay cuties. Flamingos, tropical flowers, monstera and palm leaves – they’re all easy to make with FIMO® modelling clay.
Step 1
First, let’s make a flamingo: Roll a piece of the light pink clay into a ½" ball, then shape it into an oval to make your flamingo’s body. To add a wing, pinch off a small amount of the same color of clay, then shape and flatten it into a small wing shape. Press it onto the flamingo’s body. Then repeat to make a second wing, and attach that to the body’s other side. 
Step 2
Next, roll a log of light pink clay that’s about 2" long and 1/8" thick for your flamingo’s neck. To make the beak, shape a piece of white clay that’s ¼" long and 1/8" in diameter, and add it to the end of the neck. Repeat to make a small piece of black clay that’s the same size and shape, and add it to the end of the white piece. Use a tiny dot of black clay for each eye, placing the eyes on the pink neck right above the spot where it meets the white beak. Now, press the neck onto the body and curve it. That’s your flamingo! Set it aside on your baking sheet until Step 11. 
Step 3
To make the flower, twist together light pink and Raspberry clay to create a marbled effect, then roll out the marbled clay into a sheet that’s about 1/8" thick. 
Step 4
Use your craft knife to cut out three or four petal shapes from the clay sheet. With your fingers, flatten the shapes and ruffle their edges, creating delicate petals. Set these petals aside on your baking sheet, too. 
Step 5
To create the flower’s center, roll a piece of white clay into a ball, then pinch a portion of the clay to make its stamen stem. Next, roll out a piece of black clay and cut it into a strip that’s 2" by ½". Use your craft knife to make a fringe along one of the long edges. Then, wrap the black clay, with its fringe facing up, around the white clay ball to complete the center. 
Step 6
Next, press one of the flower petals from Step 4 onto the center part of the flowers. Continue to add petals around the center until it’s covered on all sides. Bend the petals outward a bit to open up the flower and make it look more natural. Now, you can set it aside on your baking sheet. 
Step 7
Now it’s time to make the banana palm leaf. Roll out the Apple Green clay into a sheet that’s about ½" thick. Use a craft knife to cut the clay into a long, thin banana leaf. 
Step 8
Next, use the blade of your craft knife to make an indentation all the way down the middle of the leaf. To make the leaf’s veins, angle the blade so that it’s diagonal to the middle line, and press it into the leaf on either side. 
Step 9
To make the monstera leaf, roll out the Mint clay into a sheet that’s ½" thick. Cut out a free-form heart shape with your craft knife.   
Step 10
Use the knife to cut out slivers from the leaf’s edge along either side. You can also use it to indent veins in the leaf. Set the monstera leaf on the baking sheet. 
Step 11
Now, take a drink stirrer and press its end into the bottom of one leaf to make a hole that’s about ½" deep. Remove the stirrer and repeat to make the same size hole in the remaining leaves, the flower’s center and the flamingo’s body. Bake all your pieces on the baking sheet at 275°F for 15 minutes. Once you remove them, let them cool. 
Step 12
Finally, add a dab of Super Glue inside each hole, then re-insert a drink stirrer. The glue will hold the stirrers in place and them dry completely. That’s all there is to it! Super-cute!
 
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    Item # 10227849 
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    • Color: Raspberry
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    Item # 10227851 
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    • Color: Apple Green
    • Size: 56 g
    • Color: Apple Green
    • Size: 56 g
    • Color: Apple Green
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    Item # 10227857 
    $2.79
    • Color: Mint
    • Size: 56 g
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    • Size: 56 g
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    Item # 10227854 
    $2.79
    • Color: Light Pink
    • Size: 56 g
    • Color: Light Pink
    • Size: 56 g
    • Color: Light Pink
    • Size: 56 g
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