Need a fun kid craft or activity for today? This tutorial Boredom Buster: DIY A Spinner using things you already have around your home. This simple and awesome. And it’ll keep a kid busy while you check your email/Twitter/Facebook or drink your morning coffee…
The Beauty of This Activity
This is a craft for now and an activity to play with this afternoon. It uses simple things you can easily find around your home (so it’s basically cost free). You can make a bunch and have spinning competitions as a group or the kids can play individually
Boredom Buster: DIY A Spinner
You will need:
- cd (a dvd will work too)
- plastic bottle top
- decorations (if you like)
VIDEO: Boredom Buster: DIY A Spinner
In case you are a visual person (I am) – here’s a quick video tutorial of how to make a spinning top using a cd…
How to make a DIY Spinner
- Glue marble into centre hole of the cd (be liberal with your glue because you want it to stay in place)
- Allow glue to dry
- Next, glue around rim of the plastic bottle top.
- Place bottle top on cd (opposite side to the marble), covering the hole.
- Allow glue to dry.
- Next, decorate plastic top side (this is the top of your spinning top) as desired.
- Spin and enjoy!
As I mention in the video – How To Make A Spinning Top Using A CD – this kid craft project a great way to encourage creativity and recycling. And I’m sure most of you already have the “ingredients” in your home or classroom.
You might also be interested in: JUICE BOX WALLET
Older kids might be interested in How To Make A Juice Box Wallet . It also uses simple thingsyou can find around you home. Plus it’s upcycling!
And all ages can enjoy How To Make Salt Dough (also created by using stuff you already have around the house). Salt dough is an awesome hands-on activity and makes for a great gift-made-by-kids idea.