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DIY Paper Spinners

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DIY Paper Spinners CIY Video Poster Frame
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Turn cardboard and string into twirly, whirly fun using Crayola Markers and Colored Pencils. Learn how to make Paper Spinners today!

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PAPER SPINNERS CRAFT KIT: Features 96 Construction Paper Sheets, 10 Broad Line Markers, 24 Colored Pencils, 1 Blunt Tip Scissors, and 1 Washable Glue Stick.

Craft Kit supplies pictured above. Additional supplies may be needed.

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Steps:

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Galaxy Paint Pour Canvas Step 1

1 For each Paper Spinner, trace 2 circles around the bottom of a large circular object onto construction paper.

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Galaxy Paint Pour Canvas Step 2

2 Draw designs inside the circles with markers and colored pencils.

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Galaxy Paint Pour Canvas Step 3

3 Cut out circles with scissors.

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Galaxy Paint Pour Canvas Step 4

4 Place a circle onto a piece of scrap cardboard and trace.

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Galaxy Paint Pour Canvas Step 5

5 Ask an adult to help cut out the cardboard disc.

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Galaxy Paint Pour Canvas Step 6

6 Attach a circle to each side of the cardboard disc with glue stick.

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Galaxy Paint Pour Canvas Step 7

7 Ask an adult to make two holes in the center of the cardboard disc, about 1/2" apart.

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Galaxy Paint Pour Canvas Step 8

8 Cut a piece of string approximately 30” long.

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Galaxy Paint Pour Canvas Step 9

9 Thread string ends through the holes in the cardboard disc. Tie together.

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Galaxy Paint Pour Canvas Step 9

10 Center the disc on the string. Hold the ends and “flip” the disc repeatedly (like a jump rope) to wind up the spinner. Quickly stretch the string to watch it swirl and twirl!

CIY Staff Tips:

  • You can trace any large circular object you have available; we used an empty coffee tin.
  • Try designing your spinner with other art tools like Crayola Crayons or Crayola Washable Paint!
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