If I were a high speed home schooling mom or at least a Montesori-minded one, I’d probably have bought a sturdy wooden clock toy while the kids were in diapers. But I’m just your average mom who’s trying not to buy more clutter (purses and note cards don’t count as they contain clutter and spread good will), so when my second grader needed a clock with hands to move to do her time-telling math homework today, I had to think quick. I think I was pretty clever — and cheap too!
DIY learner’s clock: 1 plate, 1 spoon, 1 knife, masking tape, marker. Assemble as shown.