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DIY Atom Ball Clock


Decided that our Airstream trailer needed an atom ball clock and since I've been itching to get crafty, I thought I'd give it a try and make one myself. 

Finished product...

All I needed was:

  1. 12 styrofoam balls
  2. 12 wooden skewers
  3. 1 styrofoam disk
  4. hot glue gun
  5. kitchen scissors
  6. paint
  7. pretty card stock paper for the face of the clock
  8. embellishments for the edges of the clock
  9. and of course, a clock mechanism.

The whole project cost less than $20.00

If you want your (*ahem*) balls shiny, you can get the wooden ones and drill holes to fit the skewers -- I was going purely for "lightness" since it was for our trailer -- trying to keep it as light as possible and not load it up with too many things (wish me luck on that one).


here are the styrofoam balls all nicely skewered (measured and marked each stick so they would all go in the same depth)

cut out an opening for the clock.....

eyeballed the increments of the skewered balls (that sounded awful)

added some orange acrylic paint (since I have an obsession with the color orange)  Notice the paper in the background.....

then cut out the paper in a circle, punched out a hole in the center and hot glued it to the clock mechanism....

had fun embellishing....now that I look at it, it would have been cool to use numbers instead of those funky shapes, but oh well..

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