Duct Tape Spinner Fidget Toy





Introduction: Duct Tape Spinner Fidget Toy

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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 :)

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Thank you :) but i still wouldn't say no to a fidget cube, they do look pretty cool

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.

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 :)

I finally got a bearing! I will make this, and when I am done, I will show you how it looks. Thanks in advance! :)

I don't really want to but one, so I probably won't make this right away. Maybe later....

what kind of ammo casing are you talking about? I know my weapons so it will be good for me.

As bbanks5 said, She's not a gun person and I am afraid neither am I. you may have to just experiment with a few and see what you can make :)

I fell in love with the oven bake clay version and the batman version. THEN I saw this one and OH MY! I may have to make one to match every outfit! There are so MANY decorative duct tapes on the market!

Also: BB's are the basis for bearings...so anything that can encase them and keep them in line will be a suitable adaptation in place of buying the "ready made" set. Just saying for the sake of others... :D A sewing machine bobbin may even work!

Duct tape is the best invention since sliced bread :)