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Looking for kids' room decorating ideas? This Rad Racecar Clock from I Love to Create can dress up your child's bedroom. Real toy cars give a 3D effect!

Rad Racecar Clock


  • Aleene's® Paper Glaze™
  • Crafty Chica® Little Chica Paint Packs™
  • Aleene’s® Spray Acrylic Sealer™
  • Crafty Chica® Chunky Glitters™: Sci Fi Silver
  • Aleene's® Platinum Bond 7800® All-Purpose Adhesive
  • Wood clock base
  • Blue painter’s tape
  • Mini toy cars
  • Wood pieces
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paper towel
  • Clock mechanism set


  1. Paint two coats White to the clock base. Let dry after each coat.
  2. Create a grid with the painter’s tape on the clock base.
  3. Use a paintbrush and paint clock base with Black, painting over the taped grid. Let dry. Remove tape.
  4. Fill in areas with paint as needed to create a checkerboard look.
  5. Paint the wood pieces with Red. Let dry. With Aleene’s® Paper Glaze™, draw numbers on each of the red wood pieces. Immediately pour on Silver glitter. Let dry. Dust off excess glitter onto paper towel.
  6. Use Aleene’s® Platinum Bond 7800® to glue toy cars to 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions. Use painter’s tape to hold in place until dry.
  7. Use Platinum Bond 7800® to glue the red wood pieces to 1,2,4,5,7,8,10 and 11 o’clock positions. Hold in place with painter’s tape if necessary until dry.
  8. Add two coats of Aleene’s® Spray Acrylic Sealer™. Let dry.
  9. Attach clock mechanism and add hanger to the back.

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