Spinner toys are nothing new and have been covered by other great instructablers such as Kenyer and akn1, but most of the how to's use hot glue which is nice and easy but tend to break easily or a 3d printer which not everyone has access to. I wanted to make a hand spinner that anyone could make, So in this instructable I'm going to show you how to make one using duct tape. its a lot more robust than hot glue and with there being a multitude of different colours of duct tape available you can make them nice and bright.

Its a cheap and easy instructable with most of the parts easy to come by

Lets get started...

Step 1: What You'll Need


3 marbles

1 clean skate or skateboard bearing. I got this one from a local skate shop it was old but still span.

Duct tape


Craft knife

Cutting mat


Step 2: Cutting the Tape

Lightly place a length of duct tape roughly 3 inches long on your cutting mat, you dont want it to stick to it too much

Using your bearing to measure the width of the strip use your craft knife and ruller to cut a thin strip roughly the same width as the bearing.

Repeat this to make at least 6 strips.

Step 3: Attaching the Marbles

This part can be a bit tricky.

Take a strip of duct tape and place the marble in the center so there are to lengths at eather side

Attache these two lengths to the bearing.

Take another strip of ductape and wrap it around the bottom of the marble.

Repeat this for the other two marbles.

You want to position the marbles to form a triangle around the bearing.

You may want to and an extra strip of duct tape around the whole fidget toy

Step 4: Finished

and you're done!

I hope you enjoyed this instructable and as always thoughts/comments/criticisms and even pictures of your own Spinner Fidget Toys are welcome in the comments below :)

<p>well done!!</p>
<p>what can i use besides marbles?</p>
<p>pennies </p><p>Dimes </p><p>nickles </p>
<p>I just ordered some bearings from eBay....I just gotta make some of these...Thanks!!!!!</p>
<p>Thats great :)</p>
<p>I made this toy because it was cheap and in school I get very annoying so I need something to fiddle with. Now because of this toy I can fidget and have my attention captured.</p>
<p>I am glad to hear it and glad it helped :)</p>
I made the first one using larger beads from jewelry i had lying around, then once i was sure how to make it well I took it apart &amp; made a new one using a Tiger's Eye stone, a Pyrite (fool's gold) stone &amp; a pink/red stone to which i don't know the proper name. The final product isn't very pretty buy i choose stones of different weights so add to the way it spins around. I'm so happy using this for a fidget instead of using brand Silly Putty :P <br>Thank you so much for this Inscrutable &amp; I'm definitely following for more fun crafts
<p>That looks great, glad the instructable was of help</p><p>tigers eye promotes self confidence dosn't it?</p>
<p>I see kids at school with these and now i can have one</p>
<p>Glad to hear it :)</p>
that's a pretty cool idea
<p>Thank you</p>
<p>These look better than a fidget cube!</p>
<p>Thank you :) but i still wouldn't say no to a fidget cube, they do look pretty cool</p>
<p>Yeah, fidget cubes look better, but this looks way easier to make than a cube. I would make this but I don't have bearings for it and don't want to spend much on some.</p>
<p>you can get them really cheap new online (ebay) or do what i did just ask in your local skate store if they have any old ones that they were going to throw out :)</p>
<p>I don't really want to but one, so I probably won't make this right away. Maybe later....</p>
<p>Just one thing to be careful of. Do not put your finger through the bearing centre. If the bearing seizes during spinning your finger could be SERIOUSLY damaged. This is not a criticism, just a bit of advice.</p>
<p>Thanks for the warning :) the bearings i am using here are small with not much space to get a finger in there</p>
Would clear packing tape work instead of the duct tape? Planning on making one. Awesome instructable!
<p>You could give it a try, my wrory is that it wouldn't be pliable enough and would snap when it came to wrapping the tape around the bottom of the marble.</p><p>If it works please let me know though :)</p>
<p>My &quot;worry&quot; even </p>
made it. it was simple and awesome
<p>Excellent :)</p>
<p>You could almost make this during a boring class and them use it during the same boring class. Assuming you had a pocket full of supplies. Of course if the class was very long, you may be making them for the other students.</p>
<p>I make them at my front desk at work :)</p>

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Bio: I graduated from Cardonald College with an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design in 1999. He has worked as a Tattoo Artist, Community Artist, and Freelance ... More »
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