Create an engaging toy out of a paper plate and a penny. It doesn't sound plausible, does it? Well, you and your children can create a spinning top with these two easily accessible materials very easily with this fun and interesting craft project. With the cost of only a penny, why not give it a whirl?
Materials You Will Need
- A sturdy paper plate 6 3/4 inches in diameter
- Scrap paper
- Star Stickers
- a penny
- scissors, pencil , craft knife and ruler
How to Make It
- Use your scissors to cut the rim off of the paper plate.
- Find the exact center of the remaining plate. To do this, you can trace the circle on a piece of scrap paper, cut the circle out and fold the circle in half. Place the half circle on the back of the plate. Draw a pencil line on the plate using the folded edge of the half circle as your guide.
- Fold the paper in half again making a quarter circle and draw a line straight up to the edge. This point where the two lines converge will be your exact center.
- Ask a grownup to make a 3/4 inch slit centered on this mark by using a craft knife.
- On the front of the plate, use markers to draw a thick spiral from the center to the outer rim of the plate. Scatter star stickers around the spiral.
- Isert the penny halfway through the slit. The penny should fit snugly.
- Place the spinner on a hard flat surface and use the top half of the penny to give it a spin.