Your Precious Blocks of Premo or Fimo Clay Will Get Damaged if You Don’t Store Them Properly:
Now that Spring has officially arrived, it’s time to do a little organizing around the craft room. This should include cleaning up and organizing your blocks of polymer clay.
Polymer clay does not contain water or solvents and therefore won’t dry out. But there are a few things you should know in order to store it properly.
- Keep out of direct sunlight and heat. Polymer clay bakes at a very low temperature and you don’t want your clay to partially cure while it is being stored.
- Keep your clay covered. Although it won’t dry out, dirt, lint and dust can easily stick to its tacky surface.
- If you wrap your clay and canes in plastic wrap, make sure it’s a brand that does not contain plasticizers. Read the following article for some important information about which plastic wrap brands are safe to use: How To Store Polymer Clay Canes
- Be careful about the type of plastic containers you store your clay in. Some plastics will actually bond with the clay causing damage to the container and making the clay all sticky and hard to work with. Generally all plastic containers with a recycling symbol of either 5 or 1 (see photo above) will work with polymer clay.
- Use zip-loc bags for storage. Recently I picked up a bunch of small 3″x5″ zip-loc bags at the dollar store. They fit a whole block of Premo nicely. And they are small enough to keep under control in a box.
For more resources on polymer clay storage read:
- Best Craft Storage Boxes for Fimo Clay, Premo and Jewelry Beads
- More Ideas for Polymer Clay Plastic Storage Boxes
- Fimo, Premo, Sculpey Clay Storage Ideas