It’s good to fidget!
Here is a fun activity to make your own fidget spinner out of recycled materials. Also, if you want an alternative you can also make a squeeze ball. Fidgeting is something we all do and is not a way of being disruptive but a way for individuals to release excess energy.
For the Spinner
- Thick cardboard
- 3 pennies
For the squeeze ball
- Yarn (Optional)
Find the spinner templates below or you can free hand the shape if you do not have a printer. Trace the shape on the cardboard.
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Cut out the shape of the fidget spinner and the template as you will need it to find the centre of the spinner. Now would be a good time to start decorating your spinner.
Following this, fold the paper cut out down the middle both sides to find the centre of the spinner.
Next, poke a hole with a toothpick in between the lines that meet the fold. Then, cut out two small circles and poke two small holes in the centre.
Get your toothpick and pierce the centre of spinner with one of the circle cut-outs attached. Then, slide on the other circle onto the back of the toothpick.
Add glue to both ends of the circles and place the complete spinner in a cup to hold it and help it dry.
For Stress ball
Funnel some self-raising flour or any flour you have into a sandwich bag. This is in case the balloons splits that the bag will prevent the flour from going everywhere.
Cut the top of the balloon off. Then, carefully place the bag of flour into the balloon and tie a knot at the top.
Decorate the balloon making your balloon into a character. Finally, you are finished. Have fun playing around and squeezing your need stress ball.
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