Paper Clock

Teach your child about telling time while crafting this paper clock!

By Anna Hall, Hickory, NC Publisher Mom March 11, 2013

Just in time for Daylight Savings, why not make this easy paper craft with the kids?  Turn it into a lesson about telling time; explain the difference between the two hands on the clock, what the numbers mean, how to interpret the position of the hands on a clock to tell the current time, etc.  Have fun while learning at the same time!

Materials needed:

  • We used a circular piece of cardboard for the back and a piece of colored construction paper cut to a slightly smaller circle. You can also use paper plates of various sizes and colors and save yourself the cutting task.
  • scissors
  • glue
  • black construction paper
  • markers
  • brass fastener (aka brad or split pin)
  • number stickers (optional)
What to do:
- Glue the smaller circle to the middle of the larger one in the center; if using paper plates, glue the smaller one onto the larger one.
- Cut out two arrows for the hands of the clock ensuring one is slightly shorter than the other.
- Secure the hands to the middle of the clock using a brass fastener.
- Write on the numbers for the hour on the inner circle and the minutes in the outter circle.  You may choose to use number stickers for the labels instead.

Have fun practicing telling time!