- Construction paper, 24 x 36 in.
- Construction paper, 12 x 18 in.
- Round paper fastener or brad
- Glue stick
- Hole punch
1Prepare the construction paper.
For this tutorial we will be making a teddy bear clock but with a few modifications, the instructions can be used to make a variety of animal paper clocks. Start out by choosing two colors of construction paper.
2Draw and cut an "8".
Draw and cut a number "8" on the 12" x 18" construction paper. This will define the bear's head and body. A number "8" can be easily made by drawing two intersecting circles. You can use plates or any round objects as guides for drawing the circles.
3Trace onto construction paper.
Trace the outer edges of the number "8" on the larger sheet of construction paper to make a copy of the bear's main shape.
4Draw a bear outline.
Transform the number "8" into a bear by drawing two circles on top to make the ears, two arms and a pair of legs.
5Cut out the bear.
Cut out the bear.
6Glue the "8" and the bear.
Glue the number "8" on the bear, aligning them at the edges.
7Draw a face.
Create details on the bear using crayons or oil pastels—a pair of eyes, a nose, and a mouth. Draw a half-circle on each ear.
Draw an oval on each arm and leg. Color inside the ovals.
Write the numbers 1 to 12 on the circle around the bear's tummy with crayons. Accurately position the numbers by marking their positions before writing them.
For fancier numbers, you can write them using puffy paint or metallic markers. Another option is to place number stickers or glue some craft foam numbers.
10Create the clock's hands.
Make the clock's hands by drawing and cutting out two arrows out of construction paper or cardstock.
The length of the longer arrow should approximate the radius of the clock's face (length from the center to the edge of the circle).
11Make a hole at the clock's center.
Punch a hole at the center of the clock using the tip of a pencil.
Align the arrows at the base and punch a hole near the bottom. Insert a round paper fastener or brad through the hole.
12Position the clock's hands.
Attach the hands to the clock by inserting the round paper fastener through the clock's center hole.
13Fasten the hands in place.
Split the ends of the round paper fastener at the back.
14Use the clock.
Use your cute bear clock. Learn and practice telling the time by moving the hands. Check out ideas for making other animal clocks below.
These two clocks are just examples of other animal paper clocks that you can make based on the steps we've outlined above. Use these additional ideas as inspiration for making your own animal paper clock.
The slight differences in making an owl clock:
- Step 4 - create an owl outline by drawing a pair of triangle ears, wings, and bird feet.
- Step 7 - draw a beak and large inverted triangle running from the ears to the top of the beak. Glue large white paper circles for the eyes and a smaller black circle (or button) at the center of each white circle. Color the feet as well.
- Feathers - make nice accents for any bird clock. Glue them on the wings and/or on the head.
Make the following details on a cat clock:
- Step 4 - make a cat outline by drawing a pair of triangle ears, two pairs of legs, and a tail.
- Step 7 - create similar eyes, nose and mouth as the bear. Color the lower half of the ears and draw stripes on the entire cat if you like.
- Snout and whiskers - as an optional step, glue a pair of large cotton balls to create a fluffy snout. Stick in some pipe cleaners for the whiskers.