Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

penny spinner

This mesmerizing spinner teaches kids about geometry, physics and art.
Step 1

Use a round object (such as a dinner plate) to trace a circle onto a piece of poster board. Cut out the circle.

Step 2

Find the center of the circle and divide the circle into quadrants, like a pie. Then, decorate each quadrant.
TIP: Penny spinners look best when the decorations are done with lots of bold colors. Check out these decoration ideas:

  • Use markers to create deep, dark colors.
  • Cut small scraps of construction paper and glue them into the quadrants.
  • Use metallic or glitter glue to make swirls or designs in one.
Step 3

ADULT: Cut a slit that is just a bit smaller than a penny in the center of your circle. Push the penny through the center slit so that about half the penny sticks out on each side. Add a small dot of white school glue to hold the penny in place. Let dry.

Step 4
Set the spinner down and spin away!

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You’ll Also Need
  • Pennies
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Round Object (Such as a Dinner Plate)
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