The Global Cardboard Challenge

The first annual STEAM Global Cardboard Challenge is here!


The Global Cardboard Challenge is an annual event presented by the Imagination Foundation that celebrates child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. For more information, visit

Our Challenge:
The STEAM World Clock Challenge
Design and build a working clock to be part of a world time clock display at STEAM
September 28-October 30

1. Work alone, with a partner, or in a group. You can even get your parents to help!
2. Research a country, state, or city.
3. Design a working clock that includes elements of the country, state, or city.
4. All designs must be drawn on graph paper and approved by Mrs. Morgan or Mr. Thames
5. Using the design process, plan and build a working clock.
6. You are welcome to work in the makerspace area during intervention time if your grades are in good standing. 

For examples, Google images of "Cardboard Clock"
Here is an example of a clock created by a student in Michael Buist's class at the Knox Gifted Academy in Arizona
Photo: Buistbunch

The Tools
Cardboard - You are welcome to use the cardboard we have collected  - first come, first serve

Measuring Tools - graph paper, compass, protractor, ruler

Cutting Tools - Wear safety goggles to protect your eyes

Tape and Glue

Clock Movement Kit or parts from a working clock

Photo: Grace_Kat
Art Supplies for decorating 
  • Please see Mrs. Morgan for supplies 
  • Donations of supplies and clock movements would be greatly appreciated!
  • Clock movement kits can be found at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Amazon
Taking it Global
Other schools are welcome to join us in the project. Please join our collaborative Wikispace, create a page for your school, and post pictures and videos of your projects. 

Photos: L. Morgan