Ok, so we have gone a little CRAZY of Fidget Spinners here at Red Ted HQ. It all started with a “delayed” Fidget Spinner order.. and the belief of my children that I can make anything (hahahaha I have trained them well). So last Friday, I shared with your a super simple DIY Fidget Spinner Without Bearings (because we had no bearings, and neither do most of my readers). Over the weekend, we decided to make some more Easy Fidget Spinners – this time the “Tri Fidget Spinner” version. Yes, in essence they were/ are the same, but I added a free Fidget Spinner DIY template to that post to make life easier for you. IT ALSO got me thinking about the SCIENCE of Fidget Spinners.. and how Fidgets Spinners make a great Science Fair Project! There are so many elements from Centrifugal Forces, to Frictions and Optics, even sound that you can investigate with figdet spinners (I talk about the Science of Fidget Spinners here)… it made me think.. you guys need a WHOLE SET of DIY Fidget Spinners – a round up of the best and hopefully easy Fidget Spinner DIY ideas out there.. so I pulled together this list. They are quite “wide an varied”. Personally my favourite are of course our own no bearing Fidget Spinners, but I also LOVE the LEGO Fidget Spinner DIYs.
Oh.. and unless you are using them for the Science Fair.. here a 5 Reasons to Ban them from the classroom!
How to make a Fidget Spinners – the best Fidget Spinner DIYs
DIY Fidget Spinners WITHOUT Bearings
UPDATE: We now have a set of Printable DIY Fidget Spinner Instructions – step by step photos and how to! Great for the classroom, summer camps, library schemes and other youth programs.
DIY Fidget Spinner Without Bearings – this is the simplest of all fidget spinners and perfect if working with groups of kids or if you need REALLY inexpensive and readily available materials!
free Tri Fidget Spinner DIY template (without bearings too and with some great info on turning this into a Science Fair Project)
Here is another great idea… that replaces the coins with bolts – no glue needed!
UPDATE: a NEW set of DIY Printable Fidget Spinner Templates here!
Another great alternative that doesn’t need coins (and therefore less glue..) are these fabulous NINJA Fidget Spinner DIYs. So cool!!! A great Fidget Spinner made from Paper for sure!
And these really take the biscuit – DIY Fidget Spinner Cookies, that REALLY spin. Too funny.
There are lots more fabulous LEGO Fidget Spinners to be found on YouTube – check out
In fact there are quite a NUMBER of LEGO Fidget Spinner DIYs on YouTube.. hope over. Search “DIY LEGO Fidget Spinners” and be prepared to get SUCKED IN!! ha.
From old (clean) bike chain and key rings to cool Bike Chain Fidget Spinners!
Another simple “duct tape version using, bottle caps and the same mechanism as for our cardboard spinners up above. But wanted to share it as like this child’s innovation!
Here are some great Fidget Spinners WITH Ball Bearings
Now if you can get hold of some Ball Bearings (they can easily be purchased in here – US/ UK (aff links)) then all you need is some imagination to quickly and easily turn them into any kind of Ball bearing fidget spinner!
Ball Bearings are in actual fact not that expensive, but of course you have to get hold of some first! You then also need some seriously STRONG glue that will allow you to glue metal to metal.
The methods share below would be fun for older kids to try out!
It starts of very easy, by combining Ball Bearings & Elastic bands to make this Fidget Spinner DIY
Another version of this Ball Bearings & Nuts Spinner! Isn’t that just super pretty?!
Bolts, paracords and ball bearings, these are some seriously cool DIY Fidget Spinners! Love. (Image only)
Here are some Paracord Fidget Spinner videos –
and one more.
These mini fidget spinners are “super cute”. But I have no idea where you buy those close fitting nuts and bolts. Lovely though, eh?