Crafty Clock
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Crafty Clock

Age Range: 6-8
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Messy Rating:
1 2 3 4 5
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Creatology™ Foam Sheet - Medium Blue
  • Recollections™ Brads
  • Foam Shapes - Numbers
  • Scribbles® 3D Fabric Paint - Shiny White
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Creatology™ Foam Sheet - Red

Developmental Skills

  • Fine Motor
  • Visual/Spatial
  • Cognitive

Project Instructions

  1. Using a teacher-made template, draw a large circle on the first piece of foam with a pencil and cut out.
  2. Place the numbers 3, 6, 9, and 12 on the clock. When spaced correctly, adhere the numbers.
  3. Evenly space the rest of the numbers around the clock in the proper order and adhere.
  4. Cut out 2 arrows from the second piece of foam - one longer for the minute hand, one shorter for the hour hand.
  5. Write an "M" on the minutes hand and an "H" on the hour hand with white fabric paint.
  6. Teachers, poke a brad through the ends of the arrows and fasten them through the center of the clock.

Craft Notes

Adult supervision is required at all times.


Begin this lesson by asking the students: What does the minute hand on a clock do? What does the hour hand on a clock do? How many hours are in one day? What time do you get up in the morning on school days? What time do you get up on weekends? Discuss the importance of keeping track of time: showing up on time for football and baseball games, taking the casserole out of the oven before it is burned, celebrating birthdays! Prepare a large clock to display at the front of the classroom, and teach the students how to tell time by moving the hands to different positions. Have students practice themselves by coming to the big clock. To reinforce their learning, have them then make individual clocks and decorate the faces. For further practice, the students can take turns calling out times for the others to "record" on their clocks, by moving the minute and hour hands to the proper time.