Teddy Tells the Time

Review numbers and learn how to tell the time with Teddy and some adorable animal friends.
Teddy Tells the Time craft


  • Construction paper (2 colors)
  • Crayons
  • Round paper fastener
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Markers, crayons or puffy paint
  • Glue stick
  • Compass
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch

Safety Tips

  • Kids 8 years and younger should use child-safe scissors.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.


Step 1 Teddy Tells the Time 1. Choose two colors of construction paper to make a two-toned teddy bear.
Step 2 Teddy Tells the Time 2. Draw and cut a number "8" on one color of construction paper. This will define the bear's main shape.
Step 3 Teddy Tells the Time 3. Trace the outer edges of the number "8" on the second color of construction paper to make an outline of the bear's body.
Step 4 Teddy Tells the Time 4. Transform the number "8" outline into a bear by drawing two circles on top to make the ears, two arms and a pair of legs.
Step 5 Teddy Tells the Time 5. Cut out the teddy bear.
Step 6 Teddy Tells the Time 6. Glue the number "8" on top of the teddy bear, aligning its edges with the bear's body.
Step 7 Teddy Tells the Time 7. Use crayons to add details on your teddy bear: two round eyes, a nose, and a mouth. Each ear should have a half-circle like any teddy bear.
Step 8 Teddy Tells the Time 8. Draw an oval on each arm and leg. Don't forget to color inside each oval.
Step 9 Teddy Tells the Time 9. Use crayons, markers, or puffy paint to write the numbers 1 to 12 on the circle around the bear's tummy.

If you want the numbers to be accurately positioned like a real clock, you can mark the correct spots before writing the numbers.
Step 10 Teddy Tells the Time 10. Make the clock's hands by drawing and cutting out two arrows from construction paper. One arrow should be slightly longer.
Step 11 Teddy Tells the Time Ask for an adult's help.11. Align the arrows and punch a hole near the base. Insert a round paper fastener through the hole.
Step 12 Teddy Tells the Time Ask for an adult's help.12. Punch a hole at the center of the bear's tummy. Insert the round paper fastener through the hole and split its ends at the back.
Step 13 Teddy Tells the Time 13. Now you're ready to learn the time with teddy. Can you tell what time it is? Move the arrows around to change the time.

More Ideas

Step 16 Owl Tells the Time You can make other animal friends to help you tell the time. This smart owl can surely lend a helping hand (or wing!). Add other materials such as craft foam, buttons, and feathers to make your animal clock more interesting.
Step 17 Kitty Tells the Time This cute kitty clock has lots of stripes. He has a fluffy cotton snout and whiskers made out of pipe cleaner.

You can come up with your own animal clock too. Try it!