Wednesday, April 30, 2014

DIY Clock for kids - guest post by ArtsyCraftsyMom

The summer holidays are here and its every mom's worry how to keep the kids occupied and entertained. In fact my biggest worry is also that with no homework for 2 months, Lil P will forget all her school concepts. The last year, I realized that Lil p had got really interested in reading the time. So we decided to make a cute Clock for her to practice her time telling skills.

As usual, I searched my craft stack and we picked up a few things that interested us. Pipe cleaners in red & yellow for the minute & hour hand. She wanted a bird house kind of clock, so we picked up a yellow corrugated sheet and cut into a flower shape. Added a black glitter sheet in the center.

Then the foam sheet was cut into a house shape . 

 Then into a pentagon shape

 Then we added all our embellishments.  Green craft sticks for the roof. Cream ones for the base and handle.  We made a hole in the center of our yellow flower and added the pipe cleaners in the center. Stuck the 1-12 numbers around the clock.  Next we added some stickers & pearl dots . Some pigeons, flowers & clouds and all stuck securely with a glue gun. and our DIY clock for kids was ready. 

Now isn't that a simple project? You can use cardboard instead of foam to make it more stiff. You can also change the look  or theme using different stickers . since the minute & hour hands move easily, Lil P is having fun moving the clock according to the time she wants to set the clock to.

There are more such fun ideas on my blog and pinterest. Do drop by and show us your love by leaving lots of comments.

 Shruti Bhat is a Software Quality Analyst by profession who mostly exercises her left brain during the day at work and her right brain takes over at home. She loves crafting with her 7 year old daughter and blogs at She can be reached at @ArtsyCraftsyMom on Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest

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