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Making a Penny Spinner

Before you toss out any food/box packaging, you could make this penny top spinner. This craft/toy is essentially free and fun for the entire family!

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Total Time: 15 minutes

Supplies:

  • thin cardboard box
  • colored paper
  • scissors
  • markers/Sharpie
  • glue stick
  • penny
  • X-acto knife

Steps:

  1. Trace a circular object on your cardboard box.
  2. Cut circle out. (Since I made two spinners for each child, I traced 2 - you will only need to trace the cardboard box once)
  3. Optional - Trace circular object again on colored paper to cover the cardboard packaging. Cut out and glue the pieces together.
  4. Using an eX-acto knife, cut out a slit in the center of the circle (smaller than the penny just a tad and slide penny into place).
  5. Decorate spinner if you want and it is ready to play with!
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When the kids are out of school, sometimes it is hard to keep them occupied. They seem to become bored very easily, even with all of the electronic gadgets. If you want a very easy craft that will entertain younger children, this spinner is perfect! The entire family can make them and then challenge each other! Who will get their spinner to go the fastest? Who will get theirs to spin longer? Can you make your spinner bump other ones out of spinning? With this craft, your child will have something fun to do and the family can spend quality time together.

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