As you know, routine is key to a happy child, and with a child on the spectrum predicting their routine can help them to feel secure. We made this clock magnet for that reason: as a routine predicting tool.
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I bought a lot of air-drying clay the other day on a sale(see this Fingerprint & Photo Keyring I shared yesterday), so we used the Purple Clay to make this routine clock magnet.
A large lid was used to press out the circle:
Then I used these cookie stamps(which I love!) to press the clock numbers, and made a hole in the middle for the clock arms:
The clock arms are made from craft foam. I did not have a long split pin, so I used a paper clip. I bent the paper clip as shown below:
The last thing added was two magnets at the back, for it to go onto the fridge.
The idea with this clock is to have it close to a real clock in the kitchen. The next “event”, say bath time is at 6pm. It will be shown on the magnet clock, then my kids can see(looking at the real clock) how close it is to bath time compared to the magnet clock. Does that makes sense?
What I want to do next is to print a set of these clock faces and set up a timeline with it, right next to the magnet clock. My eldest can then move the arms of the clock herself after one event is over.
More Toy Clock Fun:
- Telling Time Matching Sensory Bin from Life Over C’s
- Telling Time- Matching Digital and Analog from Learning 2 Walk
Whoa, neat project! This would be perfect for any child to have access to, especially if he or she functions best on a time-based daily routine. This DIY looks pretty simple, especially since you give such clear and thorough instructions! Thanks so much for sharing!