Fidget Spinners are the new ‘it’ thing! Every kid wants one and those who do not have one yet are surely eager to get their fingers on one! I remember how during our childhood, Beyblades were the must-have, now that times have changed, these spinners are literally everywhere.

Fidget Spinners are said to help children focus, they are also stressed relievers and are being called healthy for a child’s mind. If you want to make your very own spinner or a spinner with your child or sibling, here’s what you will have to do:

Materials Needed

You will require the following materials:

  • Magnets
  • Glue Gun
  • Pen
  • Foam board (of your choice of design)
  • Button or Circular gem (to hold onto)
  • Scissors
  • Wooden Skewer
  • Straw
  • Spinner Template
  • Thumbtack (pushpin)

What to Do

Step 1- Trace the Body

Place the fidget spinner template on the choice of board. Use a pen to trace its outline.

Step 2- Cut

Cut the outline.

Step 3- Poke a Hole

Place your foam board spinner on a flat surface. Place the spinner template on top of it, and use the thumbtack to make a hole in the center.

Step 4- Make the Hole BIGGER

Use the wooden skewer to make the hole a little bigger, big enough for it to go through, however, you do not want a hole which is very big, so be careful.

Step 5- Insert the Straw

Insert the straw through the hole, you only want a little bit of it to stick through on both ends, it will look a bit like this;

Step 6- Place the straw in-place

Use the glue gun to ensure the straw sticks in one place and does not move. However, do not put glue inside the straw, only on the body which is sticking out a little from the center.

Step 7- Insert the Skewer Again

Insert the skewer in the straw, once again keep a little bit of it, in this example, we kept about an inch.

Step 8- Attach the center piece

The example uses a gem as a centrepiece, where you will hold the fidget spinner from. Simply apply glue to the center of the item, attach one side of the skewer to it. Once dried, place the skewer inside the straw and attach the second piece from the other side.

Step 9- Stick the Magnets

Now, apply magnets to each side of the spinner for weights, you can use a coin as well. If you want the spinner to be faster, apply 3 more towards the back of the spinner.

Step 10- Have Fun!

Enjoy your new fidget spinner!

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Image Courtesy: Kathrine Elizabeth