"Men are what their mothers made them" --Ralph Waldo Emerson
All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
The loveliest materpiece of the heart of God is the love of a Mother.

The reason Z and I doing this craft is for him to know his schedule better.  the reason I'm doing it the 'hard' way is just simply because I want him to practise his cut-glue-paste and writing skill (and have him to write the numbers in the exact place).  at first I thought coloring the clock would be nice but then I remembered that Z is still easily bored with color a large space, so then I prepared a colored paper.  
Please note that it's not a rocket science craft...so be creative and have fun with your kids!


You'll need:

  • used carton (ours is from a cereal box)
  • colored papers 
  • marker
  • ruler
  • compass
  • protractor
  • metal fastener or scrapbook brad
  • paper glue
  • child friendly scissors

 

How to make it:

  • use compass to draw a circle, both on the carton and the colored paper.  mark the center of the circle using marker.
  • draw two arrows for the clock arms (different lenghts), both on the carton and the colored paper.
  • cut both circle and clock arms.
  • put glue on the carton circle then paste the colored circle.
  • put glue on the carton clock arms then paste the colored clock arms.
  • use protractor to mark each of the numbers on the colored circle (every 30°).
  • write those number, kids!
  • poke a small hole in the center of the circle and in the ends of the clock arms to insert the fastener (or brad) through.
  • insert fastener through the clock arms and then through the hole in the center of the circle.
  • close back of fastener loose enough so that clock arms will move.
  • there you have it!

 

Tips:

  • it's easier and simpler to use paper/plastic plate though...  :)  you can get your kids colored the paper or use glitters or stickers or any other options.
  • don't let your kids work with the compass because of the needle and keep it away from kids.
  • cut the carton with normal scissors cause it's quite thick, you should do it and don't forget to keep the scissors away from kids.  
  • your kids could cut the colored paper under your supervision.
  • use any color your kids like or you have on hand.
  • fasteners are available at bookstores/office supply stores near paper clips or at scrapbooking corner.
  • you can add other decorations to make this project 'pop out'.  I just manage to add a star in the middle.