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DIY Paper Spinner for Endless Fun

Hi! I’m kimbo from a girl and a glue gun, guest posting today on Make and Takes. I’ve got a super simple craft for a DIY Paper Spinner, keeping the kids entertained this summer as part of the Make and Takes summer series Get Out and Play!!! Let’s get crafting!

DIY Paper Spinner for Endless Fun

DIY Paper Spinner

Craft up a few really fun spinners–You spin them and they hum! It’s super fun and most things, you probably already have around the house! Here’s the how-to instructions.


  • twine
  • cardboard circles
  • printer paper with circle template, see below
  • markers
  • scissors
  • glue sticks

DIY Paper Spinner

For the circle template:

Just right click and save to your computer if you want to use my circles…you could just decorate the cardboard.


1. Make 2 circles onto your printer paper, or download and print the template above.

2. Add color to these circles, the more colorful, the more fun it is to see as it spins…

DIY Paper Spinner Circles

3. Cut out paper circles.

DIY Paper Spinner Circles Craft

4. Use these to trace on a cardboard box and cut out 1 cardboard circle.

5. Glue on the paper circles to the cardboard, (one on each side!)

DIY Paper Spinner Circles Craft

6. Poke two holes right in the center of the cardboard circle.

DIY Paper Spinner Circles Craft

7. Take a piece of twine, or rope, about 28 inches long. TIP: I used a match to burn the ends of my rope so they wouldn’t unravel. Run the rope through the holes and tie a knot.

DIY Paper Spinner Circles Craft

Time to play with your DIY Paper Spinner

Take a piece of rope in each hand with the circle in the middle and go in circles to get the rope twisted.

DIY Paper Spinner Circles Craft

Now you pull…relax…pull…relax. IF you do it right, the spinners make a humming noise!!!!

colorful kids crafts DIY Paper Spinner

Here is a quick video:

colorful kids crafts DIY Paper Spinner

fun kids craft for summer

DIY Paper Spinner Kids Craft

More Kid Crafts:


Glitter Goo


Frozen T-Shirt Race


Straw Building

Get Out and Play this Summer with Make and Takes

See more creative Get Out and Play ideas here.

DIY Paper Spinner Craft for Kids


  1. Really I am overwhelmed to start, make & takes. Best wishes to your hard work for pupils.

  2. i think you should do crafts with mini figurines, a have hundreds i need to use

  3. I am making do it yourself craft boxes for my grandkids. I love your ideas. Is there a printer friendly version of these crafts? I would like to include instructions with each craft as I might not always be with them when they create there crafts.

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