Even though we live in a time where most people check the time on their cell phone, it’s still nice to have a real clock around. At least they make the room look a bit nicer! Today, I’m going to show you how to make a pretty one out of polymer clay.
Supplies needed to make your own polymer clay clock:
- White Polymer Clay
- Lace Piece or Doily
- Large Dowel or Rolling Pin
- Circular Surface (to trace – mine was about 8″ in diameter)
- Clock Kit
- Red Acrylic Paint
- Wax Paper
Lay out a piece of wax paper on your working surface and tape it in place.* Roll out a piece of polymer clay, using the wooden dowel as a rolling pin. Make sure that all parts of the rolled out clay are about 1/4″ deep.
*Even though the polymer clay is non-toxic, you don’t really want it touching any eating surface, so that’s why we put the wax paper down and use the wooden dowel as a rolling pin.
Place your circular surface on top of the rolled out clay, and trace the circle onto the clay with your knife. Remove the circular surface, then cut out the traced line. Remove the scraps when you are finished.
While you’re waiting for the clay to bake, paint your clock hands with the acrylic paint.
When your clay is done baking, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool. Once cool, you can sand down uneven edges with a piece of sand paper.
Attach the clock parts to the polymer clay surface (according to the instructions on the clock), pop a battery into the clock part, and you’ve got yourself a genuine clock!
Hope you enjoyed making this clock!