We are sure your kid has been asking you to buy a Fidget Spinner.
These addictive toys are everywhere! A fidget spinner is nothing but a frame with a ball bearing in the center. While you hold the bearing, one of the sides of the frame is flicked and the toy spins. And it won’t stop spinning until you make it stop.
But fidget spinners are more than just popular toys; they are aimed at everyone who suffers from ADHD or struggles with focus. They are small, simple, discreet toys you can keep by your computer or in your backpack. The best news is that instead of buying it, you can easily DIY it. And since making a fidget spinner is quick and easy, you can turn it into a fun project. Check out this simple fidget spinner DIY with a template.
Prepare The Materials
- You need to take black paper and light card that you should glue together to make the spinner thicker. This way, it won’t bend or break.
- Coins or pennies. Or you can use buttons and bolts.
- Post-it notes in bright colors. Of course, you can use markers or pencils to make the spinner colorful, but we think post-it notes are the easiest to use.
- Hot glue gun
- Fidget spinner template
How To Make A Paper Fidget Spinner
There are dozens of ways to make fidget spinners using different materials. Here, we offer the easiest DIY we could find. Even children can manage this (with your help, of course). Start by cutting the cardboard using the template. Choose the model you like and cut out two (or three) outlines to make it more durable.
Then take a glue stick to glue two pieces together, and take the pin to make a hole in the center of your future spinner. Then take scissors and make the hole a bit wider, so that a toothpick can easily fit through.
Use hot glue gun to attach the coins to the ends of the spinner. While the coins dry you should check on them and reposition if they start moving.
Cut circles out of cardboard. You can use a coin to get the right shape. Then use the pin to make a hole through the center of the circles. Take a toothpick and stick it through the hole of one circle. It should sit at the end of the toothpick. Apply glue to the circle to make sure the toothpick won’t move.
Finally, stick the toothpick through the center of your fidget spinner and add another circle. Just slide it to another end. And that’s it; you now have your one of a kind fidget spinner!
Now Let’s Test Your New Spinner Out
Make sure your new fidget spinner is properly working by spinning it without interruption for a couple of minutes. When everything is working and you’re happy with the result, you can decorate the spinner. As we said earlier, we recommend using post-it notes. Just cut them in the shape of your spinner and glue the notes to the spinner. Once everything is dry, you’re left with your fidget toy – it’s time to take to for a spin!
We hope this quick and easy DIY will inspire you to make your own fidget spinner! Do you have ideas on how to decorate it? Share your thoughts in the comment section!