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Updated February 12, 2018
Homemade Fidget Spinner
Homemade Fidget Spinner
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Make a fidget spinner using just a few simple materials! This homemade fidget spinner is made from wood bow ties and painted in the colors of your choice. This is a fantastic craft to do at a birthday party because kids can all paint their fidget spinners in whatever colors they like. It would also be a fun summer camp activity, or simply a rainy day craft to do with you and the kids. You'll definitely need to supervise because this project does require the use of a drill, but kids will enjoy the fun part of painting the wood bow ties, and of course playing with the fidget spinners for the weeks to come.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsPaint, Wood

Primary TechniquePainting


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • FolkArt ® Color Shift™ Acrylic Paint - Purple Flash, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Color Shift™ Acrylic Paint - Aqua Flash, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Color Shift™ Acrylic Paint - Green Flash, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Brushed Metal™ Acrylic Paint - Rose Gold, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Brush Sets - Soft Grip - Wash Brush Set
  • FolkArt ® Brush Sets - Soft Grip - Wash Brush Set
  • Delta Sobo ® Glue - 4 oz.
  • Three wooden bow ties
  •  Decorative nails antique copper, 0.5625" 
  • Wooden block
  • Wood hand drill


  1. Paint three wooden bow ties Purple Flash, Aqua Flash and Green Flash. 

  2. Paint the block with Brushed Rose Gold.

  3. Drill a hole through the center of each bow tie.

  4. Glue the three bow ties together. Make sure the holes are lined up.

  5. Put the nail through the holes and into the block.

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The Fidget Spinner has been a craze these days; what was the craze when you were a child?

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The spinners look fun for all ages, have read it eases stress too. Thank you for the instructions, and also entered for the 'Plaid Swag Bag' giveaway. Us girls played with jump-ropes a lot. We made different things out of construction paper like hearts, snowflakes and angels, cut out shapes with scissors and put them together with Elmer's glue. (Good Luck to all)

Tamagotchis, chokers (making a comeback!), Skip It, Britney Spears, jean-on-jean-on-jean (which I still lowkey stick by). This really just made me nostalgic for a simpler time... when the internet had to dial up, and my biggest problem was choosing the perfect top 8 for Myspace.

Hula Hoops Slinkys but my favorite of all was tiny tears and a little girl stole her! I was heart broken!

What a fun project to make with the grandkids. The craze when I was young was a spinner of sorts - it was the hula hoop.

This is going to be our craft for Saturday at grandma's. Perfect for all the grandchildren as soon as Mother Nature cooperates. 19 degrees tonite, BRRRRR.

Who remembers what was popular so long ago? And who needs fidget spinners when there are so many neat projects of Favecrafts to work on? In junior high it was knockers- the heavy ball on string game of skill and hurt.

Yoyo's were the big thing in my day and skateboards.

Troll dolls... back in the day )

How cute, I remember cabbage patch dolls being a craze

Spinners are so cool-and how pretty all the colors are on this one! Thanks


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