Halloween is coming, time to get your decorations ready. Okay, so my first prop this year is going to be a Halloween Count Down Clock. It will have two arms, and 0 – 31 around the outside of the circle. One hand will be constantly moving around, 3-4 RPM I think, and the other will be pointing to the days left until Halloween, starting with 31 and pointing to 0 on Halloween day.
Here is my original Idea.
I had some scrap 1/2″ particle board in my garage so I cut a circle out of that for the clock face. I ended up making it 40″ diameter, I want it to be easy to read from the sidewalk.
Then I sprayed it with a flat black, I ended up giving it two coats because the particle board really sucked up the paint.
Here is the clock cut and sprayed, I decided to go with a jack-o-lantern face instead of a bat, mostly because making that yellow to orange gradient seemed like it would be hard to do right.
I’ll update this post as I make progress on the clock.
Melissa painted on a face and the numbers, while I cut some hands out of balsa wood. Then I added a AC motor to the back and we’ve got a Halloween count down clock.
The minute hand runs counter clockwise at 3-4 RPM and the day hand is held in place with a pushpin. Maybe next year I’ll figure out how to mechanically move the day hand.