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Mine is Hello Kitty, but yours can be anything!
I saw <a href="http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/fimo-covered-key">THIS</a> "Fimo Covered Key" and wanted to make my own, even though I had lots of questions. Being curious, I tried it out on a spare key and wrote a tutorial along the way!

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NOTE: As far as I know, these are permanent. Don't do this if you aren't going to like it for however long you have your key - or make sure you get copies.

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  • How to make a keycap. Key Cap Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Materials: Polymer clay, metal key, pin, and anything else you want to use to decorate it (such as gloss, markers, glass beads, glitter, etc).

    My key was a Hello Kitty one. Yours can be anything you want, from radios to burgers to planets. The possibilities are endless!

  • How to make a keycap. Key Cap Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Start by covering the top part of the key in polymer clay. You can use any color or variety of colors, just make sure you don't go past the big circle part of the key. Otherwise, your key won't fit into the door.

    Your fingerprints will probably be all over the clay. To help get rid of them, wet your fingers in fresh water and gently smooth away the wrinkles.

  • How to make a keycap. Key Cap Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Decorate as desired. Note, if using beads make sure they are glass. Plastic beads will melt in the oven and may result in toxic fumes.

    Make sure you poke a hole with the pin and wiggle it around until a big enough hole forms. (NOTE: This hole was a bit too small for my keyring and I had trouble getting it on/moving it. I suggest a bigger hole OR putting in a jumpring/metal loop so you can put it on a keychain.)

  • How to make a keycap. Key Cap Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Heat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Place your key onto a cookie sheet (not shown; I also place mine on aluminum foil) and bake for 10-15 minutes. Take out and let cool completely before continuing.

  • How to make a keycap. Key Cap Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Finish decorating your key. I drew on the eyes and whiskers with a permanent marker and then glossed various parts with Sculpey varnish.

    Then, you're done! Enjoy your new key cap!

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ShanWow
ShanWow · Cleveland, Ohio, US · 5 projects
*squee* thank you, I'm soooo in love with this!!
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Apricot
Apricot · Sacramento, California, US
Cool thanks Happy
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Mary L.
Mary L. · Friendship, Wisconsin, US
How cute! Thank you for sharing. Happy
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Pomka Love
Pomka Love
My search for a new key ring is over! ;3
Thanks for the tutorial <33
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Jean
Jean · Stafford, Virginia, US · 24 projects
too cute!!
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
Adorable!
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maria s.
maria s. · Greece, New York, US · 42 projects
it's so cute...
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
thanks for the tute.
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I May Be Rude But I'm The Truth
I May Be Rude But I'm The Truth · Torrington, Connecticut, US · 23 projects
<3

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