DIY cardboard big ben clock tower

Big Ben Clock tower DIY

Curious about one of the most famous landmarks in London? We're talking about Big Ben, the clock tower! So let's learn about what Big Ben is, why it's so famous, and some interesting facts you may not have known. The tower's real name is the Elizabeth Tower, and it stands tall next to the Houses of Parliament in London, England.

So why is Big Ben so famous? Well, it's one of the most recognizable symbols of London and is one of the world's most famous landmarks. The tower is over 150 years old and has played an important role in British history. It has also been featured in many movies and TV shows over the years!

Fun facts about Big Ben :

  1. Big Ben weighs over 13 tons! That's about as much as two elephants!
  2. The bell that chimes inside the tower is so loud that it can be heard from up to 5 miles away.
  3. Big Ben is not the only bell inside the tower. There are actually four smaller bells that play different notes to create the chime you hear.
  4. The clock tower was renamed the Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to honor Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.

So there you have it - Big Ben, the clock tower in London, is an important part of British history and a famous symbol of London. It's not only a beautiful landmark, but it's also an impressive feat of engineering that has kept time accurate for over a century and a half. Let's make our own Ben Big clock tower!

Materials Needed: 
  • Cardboard
  • Glue Gun
  • Paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Marker 
  • Compass

Step 1

Building a big ben clock tower out of cardboard

Grab your cardboard, fold the ends in, then fold again to make your tower shape. Glue together. Time to make the top of the tower. 

Step 2 

Gluing the top of the big ben clock tower together

Draw a triangle on 4 different cardboard pieces with a half moon shape at the top and square below. Cut it out. This two flaps will help keep the top of the tower together. Glue together to secure.

Step 3 

Painting a cardboard big ben clock tower orange and black

Glue the top onto the tower and paint! Paint the entire clock tower!

Step 4

Using a compass to make a clock on the cardboard big ben clock tower

Now, grab your compass to create the clock. Add the final touches to the tower to make Big Ben complete! 

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