This is a simple project that can easily be done in the course of watching a movie, aka, not too much thought.
Step 1: Objects to Gather.
- Paint (black and red is what I used, you can use whatever you like)
- Craft Knife
- Glue (hot, elmers, and super will all work)
- Basic tools (pliers usually get the job done)
- Packaging Tape
- Coathanger (for a stand)
Step 2: Open It Up.
Remove the hands and set them aside.
Remove any paper bits from the front as well. We won't be needing these anymore.
If there is an excess metal piece (for support), remove that as well.
Step 3: Create the Gear.
Print out the pdf, and cover it in packaging tape to stiffen it. Then cut it out with a craft knife and paint it whatever color suits your needs. I chose black.
Cut the hour hand from your clock and glue it to the back, so it is pointing upward. Don't forget to paint the back!
Step 4: Add Numbers.
You will need:
Five 1s One 6
Two 2s One 7
One 3 One 8
One 4 One 9
One 5 One 0
Stiffen them with tape and cut them out, then paint.
Use some glue and paste your numbers to the gear, but counter clockwise. They should count backwards instead of forwards.
Step 5: Create a Stand.
I bent a the end of a coathanger with some pliers so it would hold the clock up by the screwholes that used to secure the clock.
Depending on the clock you use, you might have to be inventive with your stand! Try other gears, L brackets, etc.
Step 6: Replace the Hands.