You don’t need to be a child to enjoy this! Today we bring to you one of the hottest toys of 2017 – the fidget spinner cardboard craft. Instead of just spinning a toy, your child will learn how to make one from scratch! Is your child ready to spin some coins?
Parental Involvement: High
Duration: 30 Minutes
Skills Acquired: Fine Motor, Sensory, Coordination
- Coloured paper
- Decorative tape (washi tape)
- A pair of scissors
- Bottle cap
- One rupee coins
- Template for creating a Fidget Spinner (link provided below)
Instructions to create Fidget Spinner Cardboard Craft
- Stick 2 pieces of cardboard together with glue.
- Draw a circle on the cardboard with a bottle cap and make 8 equal-spaced markings in all directions.
- Draw 3 more circles around the first circle.
- Draw a line along the 3 outer circles and cut along this line.
- Draw 3 circles inside the 3 outer circles with a 1 rupee coin.
- Cut the inner circle out with a cutter
- Paste 3 one rupee coins on each of the inner circles.
- Paste colour paper on both sides of the cardboard.
- Stick coloured tape along the edges of the cardboard.
- Punch a hole in the middle with a compass
- Draw 2 more circles with one rupee coin on a cardboard and cut them out
- Chop off the top portion of a toothpick.
- Take this toothpick and pierce it through one of the cardboard circles.
- Insert this through the hole in the middle of the coloured cardboard with glue on the cardboard circle to make it stick firmly.
- Attach the other end of the toothpick to the second cardboard circle.
- Add some glue on the cardboard circle to stick it onto the coloured cardboard.
- Draw and cut out two circles of coloured paper with the one rupee coins
- Stick them onto the two cardboard circle on either side of the toothpick.
Let the spinaroonie begin!
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