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Paper Plate Clock

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Have fun learning to tell the time by making your own paper plate clock. The lolly stick hands can be moved around to change the time on the clock.

Time: 10 minutes plus drying time to make the clock.
Age: Under 5's
Level: Easy

Materials
Paper plate
Paint (or crayons, pens etc) to decorate
2 popsicle (lolly) sticks
Hole punch
Butterfly clip (paper fastener)
Marker pen
Skewer to make a hole
Ribbon/string and sticky tape to hang up



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Cheap materials


Method
Decorate the paper plate.



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My daughter wanted to paint hers in rainbow colours


When dry, carefully poke a hole through the middle of the plate with a skewer.
Write numbers around the edges with a marker pen.



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Cut popsicle sticks to the right length to make a big hand and a little hand.
Using a hole punch, make a hole at one end of both popsicle sticks.



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Clock hands


Feed the butterfly clip (paper fastener) through the holes in both popsicle sticks then feed through the hole in the middle of the paper plate and secure at the back.



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Ready to secure to the paper plate


If you want to hand the clock up, attach a loop of ribbon or string to the back with tape.



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Your clock is now ready to play with! The hands can move round to make different times.



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After my preschooler watched me write the numbers on the clock, she wanted to have a go too. We cut small squares of paper to stick onto the clock.



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Extension ideas
Make a mouse to go with your clock and sing Hickory Dickory Dock nursery rhyme.
Play What's The Time Mr. Wolf?

Categories
#Under 5s
#Clock
#Paper plate
#Painting
#Popsicle stick
#Easy
#Cheap
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