Telling Time Craft

Make a Paper Plate Clock

Include this fun craft into your telling time unit. Kids will enjoy making this paper plate clock with movable hands. Once complete, tell kids the current time and ask them to show on their clock.

A great activity to get familiarized with an analog clock!

Telling Time Craft

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Paper Plate Clock Making Craft

  1. Cut 12 small strips out of a construction paper. Fold them in the middle to make a square flap.
  2. Stick the flaps on the back of paper plate. Make sure they are on the correct places. For guidance, draw a small dot where each flap goes.
  3. Write the numbers (for hours) from 1 to 12 on top of the flaps.
  4. Label inside the flap with the minute counts, using a marker. For example, under the 1, write :05, under the 2, write :10, and so on.
  5. Cut out the clock hands from the contrasting construction papers to make the hour and minute hands. Make sure that minute hand is longer than the hour hand.
  6. In the minute and hour hand cutouts, make a small hole towards the end.
  7. Make a small hole in the center of paper plate.
  8. Secure the clock hands to the center of plate using a brad pin.
Read my related post on Telling Time to the Hour and Half Hour.

Happy Crafting!