When I find my child taking a special interest in something I like to take it and run with it! Thankfully, my Silhouette CAMEO makes it possible. I’m able to create hands on learning activities that are interesting and fun. If your children (or students) need to work on their time telling skills this is a terrific way to practice.
To create your own clock:
- Open the round box, clock, and clock hand designs in Silhouette Studio. Resize the clock and hands until they fit in the circle for the box lid and base.
- Once everything is resized you’ll want to cut the pieces for the box. You’ll cut two circles and the two shorter strips for the box lid. Then you’ll cut two circles and the two taller strips for the box base. Set those aside and we will assemble them in a bit.
- Cut the clock hands from sturdy cardstock.
- Fill in the face of the clock with whatever colors you’d like. Turn on your registration marks and print it on Silhouette’s adhesive cardstock. Once it is printed place it on your cutting mat and have your Silhouette cut the face out.
- To assemble the base of the round box gather two circles and the taller strips. Prepare the perforated edges by folding them to one side. Use glue to stick one of the circles to the top of the folded edges.
- Take the other circle and glue it to the bottom of the round box. This should cover up those little pieces and give you a finished look.
- Before you assemble the lid of the box, place the clock face on the circle. Use a metal brad to add the clock hands.
- Assemble the lid of the round box just like you did the base.
- Now that the box is assembled you can quickly create the time cards. Choose one of the business card designs and copy it until you have as many cards as you need. Fill the cards in with practice times. Turn on the registrations marks, print it, and then cut it out.
This time telling activity is something my little one will have to grow into, but for now he is fascinated with moving the hands and reading the numbers. While I think the box is a convenient place to store the cards, you could keep it simple by mounting the clock on chipboard.
I hope this inspires you to create some new learning tools for your home or classroom!