Spin & Twist Tops

Spin & Twist Tops craft

Have fun designing your own colorful tops with Crayola® Twistables™. How long can you make your tops spin?

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    Playing with tops is an ancient game. Find pictures of different sizes and shapes of tops. Play with tops to explore the way they spin. How does the design on the surface change as the tops spin?

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    To make your own tops, draw circles of various sizes with Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils on cardboard. Recycled cereal boxes are great sources for cardboard.

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    Use Crayola Scissors to carefully cut out the circles. Ask an adult to make a small hole in the center of each circle. Use the cardboard circles as patterns to trace matching circles on white paper.

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    With Crayola Twistables<FONT face="Palatino,Book Antiqua" size=2><FONT face=Arial size=2>™</FONT></FONT>, make bright designs on the paper circles. Try colorful spirals or broad and thin rings of color. Experiment with shapes such as a huge star or a roly

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    Choose your favorite designs. Use Crayola School Glue to glue the designs on top of the cardboard bases. Dry.

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    Ask an adult to help you carefully poke the sharpened points of colored pencils through the center of the circle where the holes were started. Push the circles up onto the pencils.

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    Experiment with moving the circle higher or lower to make the top spin longer. Test different sizes of circles to find the best spinner. See whether it makes a difference to use short or long colored pencils. Try layering two circles on a pencil. Watch ho