The Penny Spinner will make you realize that even though one cent doesn't buy a lot, a penny can give you hours of fun. Combine it with a paper plate to transform it into a great toy.
How to Make a Penny Spinner
What You'll Need:
- Paper plate, 6-3/4 inches
- Scrap Paper
- Star Stickers
- Craft Knife
- Permanent Marker
- Adult help needed
1. Use scissors to cut the rim off the plate. Keep the edges smooth. 2. To find the center of the plate, trace around the plate on a piece of paper. Cut this circle out, and fold it in half. Place the half-circle on the back of the plate, and draw a pencil line on the plate, using the folded edge as a guide.
Fold the paper in half again, making a quarter-circle. Align this with the line on the plate and the edge of the plate, and make a mark at the place where the tip of the quarter-circle meets the line. Ask a grown-up to make a 3/4-inch slit centered on this mark, using the craft knife.
3. On the front of the plate, use the marker to draw a thick spiral line that begins in the center. Scatter star stickers around the spiral.
4. Insert the penny halfway through the slit. The penny should fit snugly.
5. To play: Place the spinner on a hard, flat surface, and use the top half of the penny to give it a spin.
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