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Carved wooden cuckoo clocks from the Black Forest region of Germany are timely gifts. Kids create their own replica clock. Cuckoo!
To make the base for your clock, place a sheet of dark construction paper in a vertical (up and down) position. Choose another sheet of construction paper for your clock's roof. With Crayola® Scissors, cut out a triangle that is wider than the clock base, and about half as tall. In the middle of your triangle, cut out a square for your cuckoo. With a Crayola Glue Stick, attach the triangle to the top of the rectangle.
With Crayola Twistables Crayons on white construction paper, draw a circle which will fit inside the rectangle. Cut it out and glue it onto the rectangle. This is the clock face. Write in the numerals from 1 to 12.
Draw two clock hands-a larger minute hand and smaller hour hand-on construction paper and cut out the hands. Insert a brass paper faster through the ends of both clock hands and then in the middle of the clock face. Spread the brad apart on the back of the clock.
Draw a cuckoo to fit the square opening on top of your clock. Cut it out, and color your bird with crayons.
To make your cuckoo pop out from the clock, cut out a thin paper rectangle. Fold it like an accordion. Glue one end of the folded paper on the back of the clock just below the square opening. Pull the paper through the opening to the front of the clock and glue your cuckoo on that end.
Using crayons, decorate the roof and around the face of your clock with brightly colored flowers, leaves, acorns, deer, or other forest items.
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