How to Make Paper Spinners

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Introduction: How to Make Paper Spinners

This instructable shows you how to make a cool looking spinner out of one sheet of paper. These are easy to make and fun to play with.

Step 1: Materials

All you really need is a normal sheet of paper. Notebook paper will work, but copy paper looks neater.

You will want some markers, crayons, or colored pencils to decorate.

If you are unskilled in tearing paper, you will also want some scissors.

Step 2: Fold Paper in Half

Fold the sheet of paper in half hamburger style.

Step 3: Tear/Cut Along the Fold

Tear/cut the paper along the fold. You will end up with two equal pieces.

Step 4: Fold the Half Sheets

Fold each half sheet in half hotdog style.

Step 5: Fold Down the Corners of Each Piece

Fold down the corners of each piece so that the line up with the edge of the paper. Make sure the two pieces look the same.

Step 6: Attach the Two Pieces to Create the Spinner

Lay one piece over the other as shown. Fold one of the bottom piece's flaps into the center. Fold the other flaps down in order as shown. Tuck the last flap into the first one. The spinner is now assembled.

Step 7: Shape Spinner for Best Spinning Abilities

Fold the spinner over in both directions and then pinch both sides and push in. This gives the spinner shape for maximum spinning abilities.

Step 8: Customize

Use any color utensils to give the spinner a unique design. Different designs give off cool appearances while being spun. I used sharpies to keep the colors from smearing.

Step 9: Spin It and Have Fun

Try spinning the spinner and experiment with different designs. These are easy to make and fun to play with. Leave any questions or comments below.

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23 Discussions

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Boomjg
Boomjg

2 years ago

it is really cool I know how to make it spin!

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20172400
20172400

Reply 22 days ago

Hi let's battle

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20172400
20172400

22 days ago

I like this one 👍👍👍👏👏👊a battle is totaly going to crash you

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awesomegymnast3
awesomegymnast3

3 years ago

yay i made it, but i'm not allowed to upload pictures. And it works!

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rayyan.3013
rayyan.3013

Reply 4 months ago

Did you decorate it

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mcmahon21
mcmahon21

Reply 3 years ago

Did you decorate yours

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mcmahon21
mcmahon21

3 years ago

It kinda works it is very fun to make but doesnt really spin.

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VikhyatiR
VikhyatiR

6 months ago

I made the paper spinner and it worked when i spinned it.

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29shaga
29shaga

Question 9 months ago on Step 9

how to spin the spinner ?

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bledsoeij877
bledsoeij877

1 year ago on Step 8

Can u teach how to make a beyblade out of legos

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bledsoeij877
bledsoeij877

Reply 1 year ago

I put wonder valtryecks design on it

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KingZ5
KingZ5

Question 2 years ago on Step 2

Do i fold horizontally or vertically?

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Cottonball5543
Cottonball5543

Answer 2 years ago

Hamburger style (horizontally )

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KingZ5
KingZ5

Answer 2 years ago

oh thanks mate!

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PaulB640
PaulB640

Question 2 years ago on Step 9

where is the peg or how?

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KingZ5
KingZ5

Answer 2 years ago

whats a peg