Introduction: Make an Awesome Clock Using Lolly Sticks!

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Lets make a really cool clock using beads and lolly sticks! Also don't forget to check out my video at the end of this intractable!

What you need-

Quarts clock movement kit

Lolly sticks - 44+

Pony beads of chosen colour - 84+


Bottle lid


Step 1: Prep

I used 44 lolly sticks in total and around 84 pony beads easily obtained on-line or from a crafts shop. also purchased a quartz clock movement kit from amazon for about £3 The quartz clock movement comes with hands and is really simple to piece together.

Step 2: Treading the Beads and Sticks

I started by drilling two holes through one of the lolly sticks. One at the very end, about 5mm from the edge and the other about 20mm in from the other end. I used the first stick as a guide to drill through the others. I then used string to thread the sticks followed by a black and a white pony bead in between.

Step 3: Lacing and Adding the Center

I then threaded another length of string through the inner holes as shown. After that I left two of the sticks without beads in between and laced the string through and around both sticks and tightened it together. Next I found a lid from a milk carton that fit perfect in to the centre. I filed it down and drilled a hole through the center. The hole needs to be the same size as the screw on the quartz clock movement kit.

Step 4: Add CD and Quartz Movement

I glued the carton lid in to the centre and then also glued a mini CD to the rear. This should stop it from flopping around so it can stand upright. I then screwed the quartz movement in to the centre and fitted the hands to the other side. The hands fit over different sized ledges on the end of the screw from the quartz movement.. Its pretty simple to piece together.

Step 5: Finished + How to Video!

Just add a AA battery to the back of the quartz moment and your ready to go! You can add numbers if you wish, or change the style of hands etc. Have fun!... It also makes a great coaster!

Don't forget to check out my video on this project!


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