C has been learning out time this year. Clocks have quickly become one of his favorite things. He’s gone from drawing them on paper to fashioning them from paper plates and bags. Recently he decided he wanted to make a running clock, so we took a special trip to Michaels to get supplies.
Here is what we needed:
- Wooden clock Face
- Clock hands
The first step of this project is to paint the face of the clock. I had thought about using my woodburning tool to make some designs, but C shot that idea down. I used a nice Martha Stewart craft paint. I am now officially obsessed with her line.
After painting the face, you may start placing the numbers. I suggest starting with 12, 3, 6, and 9 so that everything is spaced correctly. You may also want to use a fixative to put them on, as they can fall off with their normal adhesive.
The next step is to put the motor on. Just turn over the face and place the motor front in the pre-drilled hole. Pretty easy, right?
This is where it gets tricky. Apparently there are certain size motors, based on how thick your face is. I think I chose the wrong size because I couldn’t keep the hands on without the motor hanging off the back. But this is what it should look like from the front:
Make sure you choose the right size motor for your face. Otherwise, you will not be able to hang and use your clock properly. On the other hand, you may just wind up with about five clocks with only numbers like we did. I envision a wall of clocks…