This simple toy has been around more than two and a half thousand years. Easy to make and fun to play with. They have been known by different names; button whirligig, string button toy, button spinner, buzzers, and now.....THE SPINNING BUTTON OF CHAOS!
Step 1: Tools
Step 2: Materials
The button should be the flat style (not shank or stud style) and should have at least two holes equal distance from the center of the button. A bigger, heaver button will be easier to use, but will result in slower speeds. A disc made of almost anything could be used in place of the button....USE CAUTION!
The string should be strong and flexible enough to twist onto itself. I used one of the inner yarns of 550 parachute cord, cut to about 30 inches in length.