Big Ben Clock Tower

Materials

  • Recycled Pringles canister
  • Recycled paper box, 4"x6"
  • Dow STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 3-7/8"x8-7/8" cone
  • White cardstock, scrap
  • Mini craft sticks, 24
  • Black alphabet stickers
  • Black brad and two page turns
  • Hemp twine, 4" length
  • Aleene's Original Tacky Glue

Tools

  • Hole punch
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint: Raw Sienna, Lamp Black, Metallics Black Pearl
  • Toothpicks, two

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, plastic knife, black marker, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Measure and cut top 4" from plastic-foam cone (for steeple). Measure and cut Pringles canister (bottom of tower) to 5-1/2" height.

STEP 2

  • Glue mini craft sticks onto paper box (clock front), spacing evenly apart, using four sticks on each long side side. Glue remaining craft sticks in open areas. Let dry.

STEP 3

  • On covered work surface, paint clock front and bottom of tower Raw Sienna. Paint steeple Black Pearl. Let dry. Paint two toothpicks Lamp Black. Let dry.

STEP 4

  • For clock face, measure and cut 4" circle from white cardstock. Use black marker to draw outline around clock face. Press 12, 3, 6, and 9 number stickers onto clock face. Use hole punch to punch hole in center of clock face. Insert page turns (clock hands) and brad into hole; bend ends on back.

STEP 5

  • Use black marker to add detail lines on clock front and bottom of tower.

STEP 6

  • For steeple top, position two toothpicks in cross shape. Measure and cut 4" hemp twine length. Wrap twine around toothpicks; knot ends. Insert cross into top of steeple.

STEP 7

  • Glue clock face on clock front. Let dry. Glue clock front on bottom of tower. Glue steeple onto top of clock front. Let dry.
by Melony Bradley
Big Ben Clock Tower
Big Ben Clock Tower