Introduction: Unusual Uses of Fidget Spinner

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I know this is crazy but, it appears that your fidget spinner can be used to something more useful than spinning. So, what is fidget spinner? Everyone should know and understand what is fidget spinner. Please read the information below from Wikipedia.

"A fidget spinner is a toy that consists of a bearing in the center of a multi-lobed flat structure made from metal or plastic designed to spin along its axis with little effort.

Fidget spinners became popular toys in 2017, although similar devices had already been invented as early as 1993. The toy became popular among schoolchildren and consequently, some schools banned the spinners for being a distraction, while other schools allowed the toy to be used discreetly. The toy has been advertised as helping people who have trouble with focusing or fidgeting by relieving nervous energy or psychological stress. As of May 2017, there is no scientific evidence that they are effective as a treatment for autism or ADHD." - Wikipedia

There are some crazy uses of fidget spinners out there, But I didn't consider some of them as uses of fidget spinners. So, I choose the most appropriate and helpful uses of fidget spinner besides being a toy spinner. What are you waiting for? Jump to the first unusual and unbelievable use of fidget spinner! Good luck!

Step 1: Compass Drawing Tool

Want to draw perfect circle quickly? Well, your fidget spinner can do the job for you! You can use your fidget spinner as your compass drawing tool. You can quickly create a perfect circle in just a matter of seconds. All you have to do is to look for a pen or similar and place the fidget spinner in the center of paper where you want to appear the circle. Then place your pen or similar in one of the holes of your fidget spinner then start rotating the fidget spinner slowly until you get the perfect circle. Draw more circles!

Note: This is not recommended to use for engineering purposes because it is not adjustable and cannot be used as a technical tool. It is for quick drawing or sketching and it is just for fun.

Jump to the next unusual of fidget spinner!

Step 2: Phone Stand

Do you need an instant phone stand? Well, if your fidget spinner is not in use, you can use it as your phone stand. Just look for a pen or similar and insert it into one of the hole of your fidget spinner as illustrated on my sample pictures. Refer to my pictures for more info and guide. You may now use it as your phone stand and watch your favorite movies or youtube videos. Head to the next unusual use of Fidget Spinner!

Step 3: Earphone Holder

Hey there buddies! Did you know that? You can use your fidget spinner as your earphone holder!? Well, if you're a music lover then this would be useful for you. Just wrap your earphone around your fidget spinner. Go to the last unusual uses of fidget spinner!

Step 4: Additional Uses

Besides being a compass drawing tool, a phone stand, and an earphone holder, your fidget spinner can be used to be anything that is useful. Your imagination is the limit for the unusual uses of fidget spinner. I surf the internet to look for more unusual and weird uses of fidget spinner. What I've found is some crazy stuff and funny uses of fidget spinner. Some of them, they use fidget spinner as a type of weapon. Obviously, they use fidget spinner as "shuriken" or ninja weapon throwie weapon. I didn't consider it as an unusual use of fidget spinner because it promotes violence and I don't want to make my instructable as a source of violence or source of information for creating weaponry. I will share some crazy and unique uses of fidget spinner. I didn't include these stuff in my instructable because I don't own the images so that I share it using the link below. Just enjoy it by visiting the link below.

Other Uses

  • Bullet for Fidget Flinger 9000 by Peter Sripol

    I am the number one fan of Peter Sripol he is a young inventor who creating crazy stuff in his workshop. This time he creates a slingshot for fidget spinners. This is crazy but he made it awesome. Come on, watch his video about his invention he called Fidget Flinger 9000. He uses the fidget spinners as a bullet and firing it to different objects such as fruits, tin can, and even egg.

  • Lab Centrifuge Fidget Spinner by Matlek

    While browsing some projects here in Instructables, I saw this project from Matlek. He made a Laboratory Centrifuge using Fidget Spinner. For me, this is a cool project for a young scientist. Yeah, another useful and unusual use of fidget spinner. Check out his project and don't forget to support him by voting his project in the contest. Thank you!


Fidget Spinner is fun and cool stuff for relieving stress. But we don't know that besides being a simple toy spinner it can be something more useful. What you've learned is that you can use your fidget spinner as a compass drawing tool for creating a circle. You can use it as your phone stand if you want to watch a movie or youtube or something similar. Lastly, you can use your fidget spinner as your earphone holder. I always use my fidget spinner as being earphone holder than being a spinner. The reason is I love music and when I'm outside or in travel, I am always listening to the music. In times of stress, I use my fidget spinner as spinner while listening to music. If you combine them you completely relieve your stress. So, your spinner is not just a spinner. You can use it something more useful than being spinner. Your imagination is your limit for unusual uses of fidget spinners.


If you have other useful unusual uses of fidget spinner please share it in the comments below, show it with an image or provide a link. If it is Instructable, please comment the link of it so I can include it here in the list above. The more useful you've shared to us the more chance of winning of Pro Membership in Instructables. You heard it right! I will give a pro membership code for those who contribute unusual uses of fidget spinner. Thanks, guys!


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