Tickety Tock Tissue Box Clock

Tickety Tock Tissue Box Clock

Make the most of a recycled tissue box. Covered with our printable clock face, it becomes a fun way to teach preschoolers how to tell time.

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Tickety Tock Tissue Box Clock

Craft Features

Lots for Kids to Do
This craft has plenty of steps kids can do, like tracing, coloring, decorating, and cutting with safety scissors.
Allow for Dry Time
You'll need to allow extra time for glue or paint to dry.

Developmental Skills

Count with Us
Count with us skills include: numbers, counting, measurement, math terms (more than, less than, circle) and math concepts (comparisons, shapes, patterns).
Create with Us
Create with us skills involve self-expression, experimentation, and imagination through visual arts (like painting and sculpting), dramatic play, cooking, and dance.
Ages: 4-6

Materials

Tip: Print on card stock or heavy paper for best results.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Recycle or use a new square size tissue box. (Tissues are optional!) Kids can paint and decorate the box first or leave it plain. If painting, be sure to let dry completely before Step 3.

  2. Step 2

    Cut out the clock face, hands, and legs. OPTIONAL: Laminate cut-out pieces at your local copy store for longer play life.

  3. Step 3

    Attach legs to the bottom of the box as shown in the picture, so they jut out from the bottom.

  4. Step 4

    Use a hole punch or utility knife (parents only) to make holes at the rounded bottoms of the hour and minute hands, in the center of Tickety Tock's nose, and in the front of the tissue box where the face will be attached.

  5. Step 5

    With the unopened brad fastener, connect the hour and minute hands to the clock face, and then poke through the front of the tissue box. Reach into the box and open the brad fastener to secure it inside. Use a couple of tape loops on the back of the clock face to keep it in place.

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