Telling Time Clock: DIY Crafts for Kids

This colorful and fun craft will get your kids excited about telling time!

Flower Clock Collage Clock


I love being able to see my kids grow, learn, and explore the world around them. It is also amazing to see the kids’ strengths and weaknesses in their learning, and then stepping alongside them in the learning process to make it less frustrating. One thing in particular that I have been challenged in this year is telling time. It is a unique concept to teach, and it can be confusing to separate the hour and minute hand, then convert the numbers to get the time on an analog clock…so after looking around I decided to make my own version of a flower petal clock to help with telling time to the hour and minutes.

So, I wanted to share this tutorial with you so you can see how easy it is to convert a regular wall clock in to a flower petal clock! Here’s what you’ll need:

Supply list flower clock

Here’s what you’ll need:

To begin with you can print off the FREE Printable Template for the Flower Petals and then cut them out. When you are done with that use the light adhesives to put the number petals on the front of the clock. I had my kiddos put the numbers on as part of their math lesson and then read them a book about telling time.


After that I had all of the kids paint the larger petals with water color paints to add some texture, depth, and color to the clock. Once those dried I cut them out and then had my littlest guy tape them to the back of the clock. He enjoyed getting to be a part of the process and was so proud to show his big brother and sisters the final product.

Telling Time Clock

After the clock itself is finished you’ll just need to hang the clock and tape or adhere the stem and petals to the wall. Then you are done! A quick, colorful, and easy way to help in the learning process. Now when we look at the clock it is easy to see that the small petal is for the hour, and the longer stem is for the minute hand; and then the petals help to show how many minutes the hour it is!! Hope you have fun with this!

Here are some books that you can read before or after your craft that will help to reinforce the learning process!!


Telling Time: How to Tell Time on Digital and Analog Clocks – $7.15 paperback

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Time isn’t an easy concept for kids to grasp, but young readers will delight in learning all about it with the fun and lively lessons in TELLING TIME. Exploring what time is and discovering why we need to tell time, young readers certainly learn more than ‘the big hand is on the one and the little hand is on the two’. With the help of a whole lot of clocks, a dash of humor, and a few familiar circumstances, learning to tell time is a lot of fun. It’s about time.


What Time Is It, Mr. Crocodile? – $4.04

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Mr. Crocodile has big plans for finally catching–and eating–five pesky monkeys, but those little rascals dupe him again and again. By the time the clock strikes six, those mischievous monkeys actually teach Mr. Crocodile a thing or two about friendship . . . and about having fun!


Curious George Time for School – $5.39

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Learn to tell time with Curious George using this 8×8 storybook featuring a fold-out clock. The fun and engaging text chronicles George’s visit to kindergarten and the variety of activities he encounters throughout the day, such as storytime, playtime, and of course lunchtime! The sturdy fold-out page at the front of the book reveals a clock with movable plastic hands. Young readers can change the time as George moves from one adventure to the next

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Scotch Thermal Laminator 2 Roller System – $19.99 (was $80.49)

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  • Laminates items up to 9 inches wide
  • Two roller system with two temperature settings
  • The TL901 is designed to be used in a home or small office environment.We recommend only using the machine on 120V, 60Hz.
  • Will laminate pouches up to 5 mil thick
  • Two 9.4″ x 11″ laminating pouches included


10″ Wall Clock [Black] – $10.99

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  • Dial diameter 8.5″
  • Quartz movement ensures quality
  • Powered by 1 AA battery that is NOT included

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Types: Art, Crafts, Adult, Family, Kids
Categories: Decoration, Furniture, Inside The House

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