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.

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Supplies:

  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Coloured Pencils
  • Crayola No-Run School Glue
  • Disposable Cup
  • Craft Knife
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Pencil
  • Cardboard
  • Penny

CIY Staff Tips:

  • This project uses a craft knife and hot glue gun. Adult assistance required.
  • Experiment with different patterns to create mesmerizing effects!

Steps:

1
Step 1

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

2
Step 2

Cut out circle.

3
Step 3

Create designs on circle with coloured pencils and markers.

4
Step 4

Trace circle onto thin cardboard box.

5
Step 5

Cut out circle.

6
Step 6

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

7
Step 7

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

8
Step 8

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

9
Step 9

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

10
Step 10

Spin, spin, spin!

  • Occasion:

    • Summer,

    • Games & Activities

  • Age:

    • 4+,

    • 6+,

    • 8+


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