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Original-looking Easter bunnies Fresh off the catwalk: Bunnies in smart trousers. It‘s easy to make father, mother and baby bunnies with air-drying, clay-like modelling clay. Each bunny has a big polystyrene egg hidden inside its body to keep it nicely in shape.

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Original-looking Easter bunnies You will need these STAEDTLER articles: For one large, one medium-sized and one small bunny:

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You can find our products in well-stocked sales outlets. Should you have any queries, please call our hotline: +49 (0)911 9365-888. Have fun crafting!

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FIMO air basic

White

8100-0

3

Lumocolor permanent duo

Black

348-9

1

Acrylic roller

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8700 05

1

Modelling tools

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8711

1

Shaped cutters

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8724 03

1

Grind'n polish set

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8700 08

1

Gloss varnish

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8704 01 BK

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As well as polystyrene eggs: For one large bunny: 1 x 200 mm tall polystyrene egg (16 cm in diameter, two-piece); for one medium-sized bunny: 1 x 150 mm tall polystyrene egg (10 cm in diameter, two-piece); for one small bunny: 1 x 100 mm tall polystyrene egg (8 cm in diameter, two-piece) Additionally required: Smooth work surface made out of glass or ceramic, flat, smooth plate, bowl, kitchen knife, small glass (approx. 3-4 cm in diameter), A4 paper and scissors, brushes (soft synthetic hair, flat brush in sizes 10 and 14, round brush in sizes 8 and 10), acrylic paints (white, cherry red, light blue, dark blue, light pink, pink, vanilla, light green), wooden skewers, deco flowers and ribbon, all-purpose glue (transparent) 1


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Instructions for original-looking Easter bunnies 1

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Put both halves of the large polystyrene egg together and get a bowl of water ready.

For the feet and tail respectively, roll small portions of FIMOair basic to a ball and then form to an oval shape.

Print out the ear pattern sheet, cut out, place onto a sheet of FIMOair light and then cut out twice, going around the edges with the kitchen knife. Roll out one block of FIMOair basic to an approx. 0.5 cm thick sheet using the acrylic roller. Wrap the sheet around the egg and press together at the top and bottom. Add more pieces of clay to any bare areas until the egg is completely covered. The individual pieces of clay should meet at the join but not overlap.

Stand the covered polystyrene egg up, push the feet and tail underneath, press the egg down onto them and smooth over the joins with your finger.

Next, smooth over all the joins using your finger and a little water until the seams are no longer visible.

Push a whole (large bunny) or half a wooden skewer into the cut-out FIMOair basic ear from the bottom end. Stick the ‚ear skewer‘ into the body.

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We now recommend your stand your bunny on a flat plate to allow you to turn the bunny back and forth as required as if it were on a turntable. With moist fingers, ‚stroke‘ all over the bunny in circular motions to make the surface nice and smooth. Use a sharp-pointed modelling stick to make indents for the horizontal waist band, the contours for the inside of the ears and trouser stripes. For a polka-dot pattern, use the small glass to make circular indents; for a heart design, use the shaped cutter.

Smooth over the joins with your finger.

Tip: Unfinished items and left-over bits of material can be stored in a sealed plastic bag or airtight container, e.g. a plastic box or jar. 2


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Instructions for original-looking Easter bunnies 4

Allow the bunnies to dry thoroughly at room temperature. Should any cracks appear, fill them with fresh modelling clay, even out and allow to dry again. Then smooth over with a sanding sponge. Paint as required. Once the paint has dried, draw on the face using the Lumocolor permanent duo marker. Varnish to finish off and then stick on a flower or decorate with a bow.

Tipp: Alternatively, you can make bunnies out of FIMOair light. The long-eared cuties are then so lightweight they can be used to make a mobile and hung up in the window.

Š creativetoday / C. Rueckel

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level of difficulty

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more creative tips at www.staedtler.com

Pattern sheet for bunny ears

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