Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Easy Peasy Penny Spinners!

This week, Mercie, Silas, and Titus made these Easy Peasy Penny Spinners. Seriously, it was one of the easiest projects we have ever made, and they have played with these non-stop! I consider this a "handicraft", because toy-making is a skill that will benefit your children all throughout their lives! Plus, we got to recycle a pancake-on-a-stick box.

Here is what you need:
an old cereal box or cardboard of similar weight
a cup and pencil for tracing
scissors for cutting
markers and stickers for decorating
a sharp knife
a penny {or nickel...or dime...or quarter...}

Step One - Trace around a cup with a pencil for the outline.

Step Two: Cut the circle out. It doesn't have to be perfect.

Step Three: Decorate your circle. My kids used markers and star stickers.

Step Four: Cut a small slit in the center of your circle. Push a penny through.

Step Five: Spin!!

My kids had a blast with these penny spinners.
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