Friday, May 20, 2011

"Jenika Time"





Okay. So I'm wondering...do any of you have a  kiddo that has no concept of time? As in....having to rush them every time you have to go somewhere? I think back and my Pretty Princess has always been that way. We would get to a store and I would go unbuckle her car seat and have to coax her out of it. "Come on honey,let's go..." Yeah, she still took her own sweet time. Now, I'm kinda mean... {Now that she's eleven} I will start walking toward the store,like I'm going to leave her there and she will fly out of the car! It is like this anywhere we go especially getting ready for school!  I am always telling her, "Jen, time does not stand still.  It doesn't wait for us!"  So yesterday morning after this conversation for the  ba-zillionth time I thought I would take this cute clock that I originally bought to repaint and put a piece of "SUMMER" looking scrapbook paper in and write "Summer Time" on it and decided to have it say "Jenika's Time." Kind-of as a joke...SHE LOVED IT!   It was super easy to do too.

What you need is:

- Clock
- Piece of Scrapbook Paper
- Number and Letter Stickers
- Screwdriver (to take apart the clock)
- OPTIONAL:
Mod Podge

Start by taking the cute clock apart. Be sure to remember how you did it so you can put it back together! Take the clock "hands" off the front. Take the circle out (the face)and trace it onto you scrapbook paper. To make sure that I got the numbers where they were supposed to be, I lightly wrote on the SBP where the numbers should go with a pencil so that I could erase them when I put the stickers down. Put the number stickers where they need to go, write out what you want the clock to say with the letter stickers,and  put this cutie back together,use some windex to clean your little fingerprints off the front and take a look at the cute clock you just made! Pretty easy right!

Some other fun ideas would be:

Spring Time
Fall Time
Winter Time
Birthday Time
Party Time
Ooh, you could make it a seasonal clock if you wanted. I didn't mod podge mine down because I KNOW that I will probably want to change it, but if you know you wantnot change it up, you can mod podge it right onto the face of the clock.

I'm not thinking this will help anytime soon with the "concept of time thing" but, It  sure made her smile and it was fun to do! 

Have a great weekend you guys!

7 comments:

  1. What a great idea, I think I need to make one of these for EACH of my children, as they all seem to be in their own time zone! Thanks for linking up to my first party! I am your newest follower:)

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  2. Love it!I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. I hope you'll stop by Katherines Corner and leave a comment, and maybe even enter the latest giveaway. Hugs!

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  3. Really cute idea, thanks for the tutorial. Love the clock!

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  4. Very cute idea!!
    Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  5. That's too funny-I need one of these! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  6. I love this, what a fun and funny idea. When my oldest was youngest my husband and I used to sing our oldest's name in place of Elmo's in the song "Elmo's World" (to each other) when it was clear he had no idea that life didn't revolve around him!! lol Fun project!

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