If you don’t know what a fidget spinner is, you either haven’t been watching the news or you don’t have school aged children. A fidget spinner is basically a spinning toy that has been hailed as a way to relieve stress or fidgeting that can be brought on by nerves or sensory issues. It’s small and can nearly fit in the palm of your hand. Schools are all over the U.S. are divided on just how helpful a fidget spinner is, arguing that in many ways that are more distracting then anything else. If you are pro-fidget spinner, then this post is for you! Check out some of these amazing DIY fidget spinners for your antsy kids.
11. Bearing Fidget Spinner
This spinner gets it’s inspiration from the traditional design of using bearings. All it takes is 4 bearings, 1 for the center and 3 evenly spaced and glued on the outside to get a great spin going!
Check out the super easy tutorial over at AllForTheBoys.com!
2. Cardboard Fidget Spinner
If you’d like to go for a simpler version of a fidget spinner, this cardboard design is a great start. Made with just cardboard, coins and some glue, your kids will be getting their fidgets out in no time!
Head over to RedTedArt.com to get 3 FREE templates for making your own spinners!
3. LEGO Fidget Spinner
There’s almost nothing that can’t be made or replicated with LEGO’s and the fidget spinner is proof positive. If your kids already love LEGO’s, chances are you have the pieces to make a spinner already. If you don’t, then head over to FrugalFun4Boys.com because not only will they tell you exactly how to make one, but give you the part numbers so you can get the pieces you need!
4. Craft Stick Fidget Spinner
These craft stick fidget spinners are the perfect way to personalize your stress release. Made with a skate bearing, washings and craft sticks, these fidget spinners are a fun alternative to the “boring” traditional plastic design.
Be sure to visit KidsActivitiesBlog.com to see the full tutorial and tons of other activities for kids.
Source: @NewManDIY via YouTube
5. Bead Fidget Spinner
If you’re like me, you like pretty things and that’s why I love this fidget spinner! Made with a bearing and some beads on a thread, this is the cutest fidget spinner you ever did see.
Check out the full video tutorial and several more DIY spinners at @NewManDIY via YouTube!
6. Paracord Fidget Spinner
If you have a child that loves to work with their hands, this is a great spinner that will also keep their little hands busy just making it! Though not a novice tutorial, this video will walk you through each step to get this totally unique fidget spinner. Once you’re done, you can check out all the other videos by The Weavers of Eternity Paracord Tutorials!