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Penny Paper Spinners

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Paper Penny Spinners
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Put your lucky penny to good use in the form of a colorful Paper Spinner! This fun DIY fidget toy comes in handy on trips and relaxed summer days.

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Penny Paper Spinner Craft Kit

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

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Steps:

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

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2 Cut out circle.

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3 Create designs on circle with colored pencils and markers.

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4 Trace circle onto thin cardboard box.

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5 Cut out circle.

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

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

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

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

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10 Spin, spin, spin!

CIY Staff Tips:

  • This project uses a craft knife and hot glue gun. Adult assistance required.

  • Experiment with different patterns to create mesmerizing effects!

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