This Back to School Clock looks great in a classroom. Make it as a teacher gift or for your own classroom. It can be customized to your school colors. I have made quite a few clock faces with Design Space.
I have made quite a few clock faces with Design Space. I change them with the season. To see the videos on how to design your own clock see this tutorial. It will also teach you the basic skills needed to use Design Space. It is also at my YouTube Channel.
What you will Need:
- A basic clock from Walmart
- A screwdriver (to take the clock apart)
- A ruler
- Download File
Preparing The Back to School Clock
Paper Selection For the Back To School Clock
Cutting the Back To School Clock
Cut the card base and the cricut will do the writing. I used a a black pen. The font in this card is an Access font called DTC Fluffy Socks (because I love the name). You can use any pen in your cricut with this simple trick. See it here.
Some of the parts are thin so be careful removing them from the mat. Also the center of the book is separate so be sure to keep it.
Assembling the Back To School Clock
This is so easy! Put the cut out piece over the solid piece and glue together. Glue on the center of the book. Make sure you glue down all the edges of the paper. The hands will catch on anything that sticks up too far. Put the face on the clock and reassemble it. Be sure you put the hands on in the same order they came off or your clock will not run properly.
Some notes on A Variation I Tried
Fun Facts About Clocks
- The oldest working clock in the world is the Salisbury Cathedral Clock in Salisbury, England. This mechanical clock dates all the way back to 1386.
- The first American alarm clock was invented in Concord, New Hampshire in 1787 by Levi Hutchins.
- The National Institute of Standards and Technology in Colorado created an atomic clock so accurate they claim will neither gain nor lose a second in 20 million years.
- Due to changes in local gravity, a pendulum clock that is accurate at sea level will lose nearly 16 seconds per day if moved to an altitude of 4,000 feet or more.