How to Make a New Year Countdown to 12 Clock Craft for Preschoolers and Kids

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Here is a fun craft for younger kids who can’t stay up to 12:00 yet. You can make a countdown to 12  and have a pre-party with your young children, counting down to 12. This way your children don’t feel like they missed out on any of the New Year celebrations. Step by step tutorial offered by Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade

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How to Make a New Year Countdown to 12 Clock Craft for Preschoolers and Kids

CRAFTS MATERIALS NEEDED:

– 2 sheets of blue paper
– paper glue
– white paper
– scissors
– pencil
– eye pin (or a brass fastener)
– crystal (optional)
– 1 auto-adhesive star
– 2 pieces of chenille stem (pipe cleaners)



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Step 1.

Cut the sheets of blue paper in half, lengthwise. You will have 4 rectangles.



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Step 2.

Accordion fold them.



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Like this.



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Step 3.

Apply a layer of glue on the last fold and stick it to the first on the next paper accordion.



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Repeat until you complete the circle.




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Like this.

NOTE: if the space in the middle is too big, put a small piece of tape on the back. It will keep it in place.



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Step 4.

Remove the protective foil of the star and place it on the middle. Like this.



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Cut 4 small rectangles of white paper and write on them „12”, „9”, „6”, „3”.



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Apply a layer of glue on one of them (on the back, of course) …



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… and place it on the clock, in its place.



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Do the same for the other ones.



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Step 5.

If you want to put a crystal or a bead on the eye pin, you can do that now. (Don’t use small beads or crystals with very young children). Put the crystal on the eye pin…



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… then wrap a piece of chenille around the pin, like this.



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Add the second piece of chenille. It will look like this.



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Put the pin through star, fix the chenille steams to point almost at 12, and the clock is ready !



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And there you have it. Use this cool clock to have an early countdown to 12:00 New Year Party! Have Fun!

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