Easter Egg Clock Tutorial
We have put together a fun and simple Easer Egg Clock Tutorial for the kids to do!
Gather up all your supplies. You will need:
- Clock movement and hands- I used a 7mm for this piece but it depends on the thickness of your material. - thickness of dial plus 3mm for washers and nuts = minimum length of shaft you need.
- Cardboard. I found some nice white cardboard, but even brown box cardboard will do.
- Pattern for the egg shape. You can download ours here, or just sketch your own.
- Paints to colour in your egg.
- Knife, scissors for cutting shapes
- Pencil and paint brush
Cut out your egg pattern and place on your cardboard. Trace around the pattern and then cut out your egg dial (thats what the clock face is called).
To make things easy I went around and made little puncture marks at the 12 points on the clock and the center. Then you can lay that over the cardboard egg and mark the spots. Note if you are deciding to use dark colours you might want to just leave this step till after your painting is done.
Sketch out your Easter Egg design. I am making this clock for the younger child. So I have gone with simple patterns and light pale colours to ensure the pattern doesnt get in the way of the young child being able to read the time. But an older child can have more creative freedom -perhaps eggy spots could mark the points, or they may only want 12-3-6-9 marked, or even no marking at all.
Paint up your egg. Be creative in your colours and designs. Easter is a fun bright time, so go crazy! But again remember if this is for a young child that is still learning to read a clock, then pale colours that dont hide the clock points is a better choice.
Once the painting is done its time for the numbers. If you cant see your points retrace them with your pattern. I have glued on some black dots. But you could paint them on - maybe use a potato or sponge cutout to print them on. They could even be egg shaped themselves! Or if the kids are learning their numbers you might want to have the kids write their own numbers on them. Anything you like is fine!
Then punchure a whole in the centre for the clock movment. Add the hook and black washer on the movement and push through the hole. Secure with the gold washer and nut. Remove the platic coating from the hour and minute hands, and then add hour, minute and second hands (in that order), hang on the wall and you are done!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. Any questions of comments please feel free to email us or comment on our Facebook Post for this tutorial.