This clever device may have a calming effect on fidgety students.
Supplies Used: Adhesive, Brad, Cardstock or construction paper, Craft sticks, Foam dots (adhesive), Scissors, Sticky note
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Die-cut the Spinner (Fidget) using assorted colors of cardstock or construction paper. Die-cut three of the smaller circles (Figure A).
- Lay the smaller circles on the sticky area of a sticky note to hold them in place while applying adhesive to the circles.
- Adhere the circles to the spinner arms, and attach the spinner piece to the smaller circle while aligning the holes in the centers.
- Cut two adhesive foam dots in half (this adds weight to the spinner).
- Adhere three of the half dots to the back of the decorated circle. The dots should be evenly spaced and not too close to the hole in the center of the circle. Do not pull the backing off the exposed adhesive dots (Figure B).
- Attach the decorated spinner circle to the large circle, aligning the holes, with a colored brad (Figure C).
- Place two craft sticks, one on top of the other, under the brad prongs before opening the prongs. This will allow space for the spinner to spin (Figure D). (The brad should not be tight against the larger circle.)
- Place one finger on the legs of the brad, and place the thumb on top of the brad. Spin the circle with the other hand (Main Photo).
- Figure A
- Figure B
- Figure C
- Figure D