After I wrote up the Party bag post, I had a friend mention she would like to have a watch for her son. Conveniently, his birthday was just two weeks away so I made one. But I also made a time telling chart loosely based on this one made by Cheri from I am Momma Hear me Roar. Since I was going with a time theme for this gift I wanted to make my time chart round like a clock face. I found the Spontan magnet board at Ikea and knew that it was perfect.
- Spontan Magnet board
- Pinstripe tape (about 3 bucks at AutoZone)
- Magnet tape
- Cardboard and fabric scraps
this one and center it on your board and use it to place your lines with the pinstripe tape.
To make an arrow spinner I cut a piece of cardboard into the shape I wanted, cut a strip of magnet for the back and punched a hole in the cardboard. I made a fabric covering for the arrow and used a eyelet to reinforce the hole. I also freeze paper stenciled the word “Today” on the arrow then I sewed the arrow on the board through the 2 holes and a button that was larger than the eyelet.
I don’t have any fancy vinyl but I do have a sticker maker so I printed the days of the week onto some cardstock and ran them through. Then I adhered them to the board. If you don’t have either you could just mod podge them on.
Lastly, I made the activity magnets out of shrinky-dinks, gluing magnets to the back after they are shrunk.
That’s it. Hopefully this will help with those “when are we going to _______?” moments.
I finished it about 10 minutes before I had to leave for the party. Funny how my timing works out that way.
Happy birthday Annie!