Sandcastle Clock Using Real Sand

5 Materials
2 Hours

Clocks are very easy to make and this sandcastle clock base is a free pdf. mounted on a piece of foam core mat that is covered with actual sand.

This clock is very easy to make with a free printable sand castle that you decorate with sand!

To start, print out the free sandcastle pattern and use the cutout as the pattern to cut out some sturdy foam core poster board. I got my foam core board at the dollar store.

Squirt on school glue or Mod Podge and smooth out so all the foam board is covered...then attach the sand castle print out.

#1. After the glue has dried from attaching the printout on the foam board, go over all the defining lines with brown paint pen or brown permanent marker because all the details will fade when you apply the sand.

#2. Coat the castle with school glue or Mod Podge and cover the castle with sand. I used white-ish sand that I got at the craft store because my local sand is too brown.

#3. Use a pointy object like my awl to define the brown lines and make them a sharp contrast to remove any extra sand.

#4. Use an awl to poke a hole in the foam board for the clock movement . Poke the hole from the front.

Insert the clock movement and attach little flags and a starfish for decoration.

Suggested materials:

  • Foam core board   (Dollar Tree)
  • Clock movement   (Michael's)
  • Mod Podge   (Michael's)
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Patty Thurlby
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