Mini Planet

Fimo kids clay is soft and easy to use for younger children and a Classpack provides a selection of different colours for modelling these mini alien creatures. The lotus head provides an interesting organic shape for the planet.

Skill Level


Time to Make

30 minutes for making + drying time for the glue. Allow another 30 minutes for Fimo to bake plus time for it cool down.

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. For the planet base, cut a paper cup in half then paint it black. Leave to dry. Lightly sponge some silver paint over the top of the black. Fill the bottom of the cup with dried beans or rice to make the base heavier and more stable.
  2. Sponge silver paint over a lotus head. Leave it to dry. Brush plenty glue around the top of the cup and glue the lotus on top. Leave to dry.
  3. To make the aliens, break off some small pieces of FImo clay and roll into balls for the bodies, elongate the balls into long oval shapes, tapering at one end. Check they are the right size to fit into the holes in the lotus head. Add small rolled Fimo pieces for the arms and tentacles.
  4. Roll eyes and mouths using different Fimo colours. A cocktail stick is useful to help position small pieces on the bodies. Try using a piece of plastic straw to make a circle pattern on the bodies.
  5. Place the finished models onto a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven for 30 minutes at 110oC. Follow instructions on the packaging. Allow Fimo to cool before handling.
  6. Place the baked aliens into the planet craters!

Top Tip

Use wet wipes to keep your fingers clean so the dark Fimo colours don’t transfer onto the lighter ones.

Items you'll also need

Latest Ideas

Anglo Saxon Helmet

Create your own stunning replica of the stunning Sutton Hoo helmet, which...

Heraldic Bunting

Design your own heraldic flags! Look at some traditional Medieval motifs as...

Anglo Saxon Plate Decoration

The Anglo-Saxons were skilled metal workers. They knew how to craft and...

Anglo-Saxon Pottery

Explore how people lived from day to day in the Anglo-Saxon world...

Medieval Wall Frieze

Create a Medieval scene inspired by the Bayeux tapestry! Design and make...

Colour-in Hearts

PRINT and COLOUR!  Keep the children entertained with these FREE downloadable activity...

Mother’s Day Bookmarks

PRINT and COLOUR!  Keep the children entertained with these FREE downloadable activity...