So, we have most DEFINITELY been having fun with our Fidget Spinner DIY these past 2-3 weeks and though my kids have the “real deal”, we can’t get enough of the homemade Fidget Spinner DIYs either. As it turns out there are many was of how to make a fidget spinners without bearings AND with… as we shared in our Fidget Spinner DIY collection (our simplest Fidget Spinner DIY is here). Our favourite homemade fidget spinner is still the Tri Fidget Spinner DIY with templates that we shared last, BUT we it is quickly being rivalled by this Ninja Fidget Spinner DIY we have for you today. This Fidget Spinner idea came about, after I made an Origami Ninja Star with the lovely Adam – from Pink Oddy. I had invited him (and some more of my Red Ted Art YouTube viewers) along for a crafty session at YouTube and we decided that some paper Ninja Stars would be a fun challenge to make.
(And of course if you love Paper Toys, you MUST check out this comprehensive set of DIY Paper Toys, too cool! Great STEAM projects there too!)
I then realised that it would make a Ninja Star Fidget Spinner too. All it needed was the Fidget Spinner no bearing mechanism – a super easy and simple way to make your Ninja Star spin. Resulting in the perfect little Paper Fidget spinner DIY, or even ORIGAMI Fidget Spinner!! I Hope you like it!
DIY Ninja Fidget Spinner in action – this is based on our Origami Ninja Star
Materials needed for you Paper Fidget Spinner DIY:
- 4 pieces of square paper (we used 2 sheets of coloured A4 paper and cut each sheet down into 2 squares*)
- a toothpick
- a little card (we used some card from a cereal box)
- a little glue
You MAY want to make your squares SLIGHTLY smaller to fit your hand better. But not TOO Small, else the folds get a bit too tricky!
How to make a Fidget Spinner DIY from paper –
First you will have to make an Origami Ninja Star:
Here is a great video showing you the basics for Ninja Stars. Now remember, the Origami Ninja Star has ONE TRICKY fold in it. You will know which one I mean, as I outline it in the video. I KNOW you can manage this fold. Just take your time, rewind the video if you need to and persevere!
Turn your Origami Ninja Star into a DIY Paper Fidget Spinner!
If you are familiar with our other DIY Fidget Spinners without bearings, you will be familiar with the “no bearing” mechanism that keep your fidget spinners spinning…. here you can see the process again:
What do you think? Aren’t they fun? A great How to make a Fidget Spinner without bearings DIY, don’t you think?
UPDATE: a NEW set of DIY Printable Fidget Spinner Templates here!
Especially for those of you looking for PAPER Fidget Spinners.. I do hope that this how to make a fidget spinner out of paper “does it for you”… if NOT… we have another 10 great Fidget Spinner DIYs for you to investigate and try out!