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Pinned it, made it – Playmobil Clock

I have a very special make to show you today, I’m quite proud of this one!

The toddler is really interested in telling the time and we bought him his first digital watch last week. We’re in the process of re-decorating his room so when I saw a colourful clock made with Playmobil people on Pinterest (pinned here) I knew I had to try making it myself.

PLAYMOBIL CLOCK - the gingerbread house

Equipment needed to make a Playmobil clock:

Playmobil figures
pegboard
clock mechanism
glue gun and glue

vintage playmobil figures - the gingerbread housePlaymobil is very popular in our house at the moment with both my children. I recently bought myself them a large bag of vintage Playmobil people to play with so chose 12 children from them to mark each hour.

vintage playmobil clock I bought a simple clock mechanism from eBay and attached it to the pegboard, which I had already painted white and cut to the right size. I then played around with the figures until I was happy with how they were arranged so the colours were evenly spread.

vintage Playmobil figuresI used a glue gun to place a small amount of glue on the back on each figure and gently pressed them on to the pegboard.

vintage Playmobil clockI left it to dry overnight to make sure the figures were fixed in place. I love it, and just need to finish decorating the toddlers bedroom now!

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28 Comments

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    Mum of One
    August 12, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    That is so cute, I LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing with the pin it party this week. I have pinned to our main board and also shared to our new google plus page here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/103329336833642772031/
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      jenny
      August 12, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks for sharing!

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    fivegoblogging
    August 13, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Awesome! The kitchen clock disintegrated the other day and I rescued the hands and mechanism out of it while I decided on how to create a new clock. Decision made!
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      jenny
      August 14, 2013 at 1:52 pm

      I love mine, definitely brightens up the room!

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    MissMelvis
    August 14, 2013 at 10:22 am

    This is really great, I may have to make myself one! x

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      jenny
      August 14, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      You could use any little people, Lego minifigs would look great too!

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    Emma @sciencesparks
    August 16, 2013 at 9:56 am

    That is amazing! I LOVE it.

    Found you from the Pin-it party. x
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    Aly
    August 18, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    I know I’m a bit late but over from Parent Pin it Party.I’ve pinned this to my thrifty upcycling board.You can follow me on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/plus2point4/boards/

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    Tired of buying toys for grandkids. This is adorable! Going to try it with miniature Thomas Trains.

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    February 5, 2015 at 11:14 am

    I really like the clock! I have plenty of playmobils and it seems quite easy! Maybe I´ll dare to try 😉
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