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A few months ago I saw some fun penny spinner toys online to purchase and have had them on my list of things to try and make! This week we tried it out and it was a big hit with my kids! They are fun and easy to make with your kids and I even have a printable template you can use to make your own.
How to Make Penny Spinners:
Watch it in action first!
You will just need a few supplies:
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Crayons or markers
Cut out circles from cardboard. Our templates are 4.5 incase in diameter. I used an Ikea kids bowl as my template when tracing, but you could print the template then match it that way, too. Cut a tiny slit in the center of the cardboard circle so the penny can slide in. If the slit is too wide, the pennies do not stay in place very well.
Print, color and cut out the templates. My templates for these penny spinners have 8 different fun patterns! You can download these from my subscriber library. Sign up below to get my weekly emails and get access to my whole subscriber library.
Cut another small slit in the center of your colored template so it will slide over the top of the penny. Glue onto the cardboard.
They are ready to go!
These penny spinners are a great Summer activity, a fun activity to talk about physics and motion. Why does a top spin?