Not Your Average Paper Clock craft: Lets face it: Learning how to tell time is tough. There are just so many rules to memorize. The hour hand is short. The minute hand counts by fives. The hour hand speaks first. Oy vey! My mind spins just thinking about it. As a primary school teacher, I used all kinds of different clocks to teach these rules and, without question, this homemade variety was my all time favorite because it brought all of those complicated rules together in one spot.