Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)


Select One (optional)

Difficulty Level

Select One (optional)

Estimated Cost

Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Fabric Crafts
  • Paper Crafts
  • Craft Foam
  • Pipe Cleaner Crafts
  • Clay & Sculpting
  • Nature Crafts
  • Wood Crafts
  • Beads & Jewelry
  • Recycled Crafts
  • Painting & Coloring
  • Food Crafts
  • Plastic
  • Mixed Media/Miscellaneous
Time to complete

Select One (optional)

Primary Technique

Select One (optional)


Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Age Group

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Toddlers
  • Preschool & Kindergarten
  • Elementary School
  • Pre-Teens
  • Teens


Free Offer
Low-Cost Kitchen Crafts

Redecorate your kitchen or create pretty kitchen essentials with 39 low-cost kitchen crafts, including crochet patterns, fridge magnets and easy painting projects in this FREE eBook!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Get the Natural Look

By: Kathleen George for Styrofoam Brand Foam

Tell time with this natural looking faux-stone clock. With its texture it makes for a great kitchen accessory.


  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam:
    • Block, 12" x 10" x 1"
  • Acrylic paints: ivory; dark red; dark brown; medium brown; light brown; black
  • Texture medium or pre-mixed spackling
  • Battery-powered aluminum clock movement
  • Serrated knife
  • Candle stub or paraffin
  • Fine-line black permanent marker
  • Sharp pencil
  • Ruler
  • Wooden skewer
  • Putty knife, 1" wide
  • Paintbrushes: medium flat; small round
  • Soft rags
  • Small sea sponge
  • Disposable palette
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels
  • Thick, white craft glue


  1. Wax serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin. Measure and cut 8" square from foam block. Use marker to divide foam into four 4" squares. Use smooth edge of knife to widen and deepen grooves to 1/8". Poke pencil through center to create hole for clock movement.
  2. Use putty knife to spread uneven layer of texture medium over entire front surface of foam, including edges. Use knife tip or skewer to make cracks and pits in surface. Vary natural "grain" of four squares slightly for added interest. Use skewer to remove excess medium from grooves and center hole; let dry completely.
  3. Paint clock ivory; let dry. To "age" finish, paint over two opposite ivory squares with thin layer of dark brown; don't forget edges. Immediately remove nearly all paint with damp sponge, leaving paint in grooves and cracks. Repeat aging with light brown, then medium brown, keeping sponge well-rinsed between colors. For a different effect, use soft rag to remove paint.
  4. Paint over remaining squares with thin layer of dark red. Immediately remove excess paint with damp sponge, leaving more color than on previous squares. Let dry. Repeat aging with medium brown.
  5. Mix small amount dark brown paint with a touch of black; thin with water. Paint over groove lines and enhance deeper cracks. Let dry.
  6. Follow manufacturer's instructions to insert clock movement.


®™ Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") or an affiliated company of Dow. For more project ideas, please see


Your Recently Viewed Projects

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive, partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Rustic LOVE Sign

Perfect for Valentine's Day or a rustic or country-themed wedding, this Rustic LOVE Sign is easy and fun to make. In less than three… See more

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite crafts
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your crafts


Connect With Us

Facebook Google Plus Instagram Twitter Pinterest
Twitter Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Keyword Index Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.