|3.30 p.m.||First guests arrive and play with their host/hostess|
|3.45 p.m.||Put on overalls and explain to the children what they are going to make. Paint the clock faces all over one side, remembering the edges with a reasonably thick coat of paint (don't forget to put their names on the back). If you have ordered letters paint the letters after the clock face.|
|4.10 p.m.||Wash hands. Play a few games. (If you put the paint brushes in water you will be able to use them again. The acrylic paint dries hard).|
|4.30 p.m.||Return to the clocks and do the decorating - remind the children that they must put the thicker wooden pieces on the outside of the clock face. We have recently found that if you paint the clock with a coat of the glue you get a shiny finish to the clock which looks great. It is not necessary to do this but does give the clock a better finish.|
|4.50 p.m.||Wash hands. TEA TIME (Idea for a cake - make it in the shape of a clock and the time is the age of the child)|
|5.15 p.m.||Older children can assemble clocks with supervision. Younger children can play pass the parcel or other games.|
|5.30 p.m.||Go home with a wonderful going away present that they have made - no further cost to yourself. |
Assembly of the clock mechanism:
A Remove the brass nut and washer from the mechanism.
B Insert the spindle through the hole in the face of the clock, put on the brass washer and screw the nut on as tightly as possible.
C Push the hour hand onto the spindle as far as it will go - you will be left with a small amount of white plastic showing.
D Attach the minute hand so that it is touching the hour hand and then push on the second hand. Do not worry if you accidentally bend the hands as they are easily straightened.
E Set all hands to 12 o'clock (check that the hook at the back is in the correct position) and insert the battery.
F Adjust the time.