DIY Painted Wooden Clock Project


It’s hard finding crafts that keep my 10-year old son’s interest, but this diy painted wooden clock was perfect for him! He enjoyed the mixed media aspect of this project, but he especially enjoyed the mechanics of putting the clock mechanism together.

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Step 1:

He started by painting the face of the wood clock three different shades of blue in a random “wavy water” pattern.

Step 2:

Then he let that dry and painted the wood numbers of the clock a gold color to match the hands that he chose. There are so many different colors and styles of clock hands to suit any kid’s style. He also chose the word “love” to go on the face of his clock. Once the clock face was dry, he painted the edge of the clock to give it a finished look.

Step 3:

Next, we marked the four quadrants where the 3, 6, 9 and 12 would be placed together. These markers helped him to place his stickers away from where the numbers were going to be placed. In retrospect, I think we should’ve glued down the numbers first, then placed the stickers around the numbers. It would’ve been easier. We ended up having to move one of the wave stickers.

Step 4:

As you can see from my initial supply photo, we had a bag of seashells that we were going to use. However, they were too tall and would’ve interfered with the mechanism of the wood clock. Keep this in mind when shopping for any additional embellishments for your clocks.

I hope you enjoyed this DIY painted wood clock craft. For a few more ideas to keep a elementary school age boy away from his Ipad or video game console, check out these projects: Leather Bowl, Spin Art

Please leave your comments below about your experiences with this fun craft as well as photos of your creations to share.

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