Let the kids help you make this easy Checkerboard clock out of an extra wooden checkerboard. If you don’t have a wood checkerboard, then use one of those folding cardboard checkerboards to make this simple clock!
This Checkerboard clock is a fun accent piece that should fit into quite a few different rooms in any home. This Checkerboard clock would look great in a little boy’s room, a family room, the basement reck room, or even in a game room.
To Make a Clock Out of a Checkerboard You Will Need:
Sheet of Plywood, pine wood, or even birch if your checker board is cardboard
Wooden Numbers or Checker pieces with numbers written on them
Battery (Probably AA)
Now, I always come across great wooden Checkerboards. I even find vintage checkerboards at the flea market every summer. Each of these would be perfect to make into this simple clock.
Drill a small hole in the middle of the Checkerboard. This will be for your clock kit, so you may want to take a look at that and see if there are any size recondition for this small hole. You don’t have to center the clock face; you could offset it for some visual interest.
Now, you are ready to install your clock kit on the Checkerboard. Follow the direction on the clock kit box. Each kit will be slightly different. I find clock kits at the hardware store, the home improvement store, and almost every single arts and craft store out there. I recommend a clock kit that runs on a battery so that you do not have to have a cord hanging out of the back of the Checkerboard, but that is complexly up to you.
Now, some clock kits will come with numbers, but you may find that they are too big for this Checkerboard project. You can use these great wooden numbers sold at the arts and craft store for this if you want. I like to paint them out in yellow, or a contrasting color that will really show on the Checkerboard, glue them on and really make this look great! You could also glue them on checker pieces and then glue those on the checkerboard clock.
You could also buy wooden cut out in the shape of circles. Go ahead and paint them out in their colors. When they dry you can glue on some smaller wooden cutout numbers. Paint these in all the same color like white, red, or yellow to tie the Checkerboard piece together.
Pop a battery into your clock kit and you can now hang your Checkerboard clock on the wall. If you are hanging it in a family game room why not hang it where everyone will see it! This will be a really conversation starter when the kids have friends over to spend the night!
Just remember, you can make this Checkerboard clock with any sized Checkerboard! If you want to paint a large checkerboard on a large piece of plywood, that would make an awesome oversized clock!