Penny Paper Spinners

Penny Paper Spinners

Put your lucky penny to good use in the form of a colourful Paper Spinner! This fun DIY fidget toy comes in handy on trips and relaxed summer days.

Supplies Needed: Crayola Construction Paper, Crayola Scissors, Crayola Coloured Pencils, Crayola Markers, Crayola No-Run Washable School Glue, No. 2 Pencil, Disposable Cup, Thin Cardboard Box, Craft Knife, Penny, Hot Glue Gun

WARNING: This project uses a craft knife and hot glue gun. Adult assistance required.

  • 1.

    With a No. 2 pencil, trace the bottom of disposable cup onto construction paper.

  • 2.

    Cut out circle.

  • 3.

    Create designs on circle with coloured pencils and markers.

  • 4.

    Trace circle onto thin cardboard box.

  • 5.

    Cut out circle.

  • 6.

    Glue designed circle onto cardboard circle. Dry 1–2 hours.

  • 7.

    Ask an adult to cut a small slit in disc with craft knife.

  • 8.

    Lightly push penny into slit with equal penny exposed on top and bottom.

  • 9.

    Ask an adult to secure the penny to the bottom of the cardboard using a hot glue gun.

  • 10.

    Spin, spin, spin!