3 Simple ways to build a spinner and 4 incredible tricks to surprise your friends...
Every year, we have new and amusing trends that go viral around the world. If in 2016 the successful Pokémon Go was the most popular game among all ages, today something very simple is captivating millions of people around the world. This toy stands out precisely because of its spectacular shape and does not need a battery to operate. Initially, it was created to release stress for autism patients, people with depression or individuals prone to anxiety attacks. Of course, we are talking about the famous Fidget Spinner.
Did you know that many American schools are already banning it? This is mainly because young people do not pay attention to teachers, but spend the day with their new favourite device. At first glance, it creates great curiosity because of its shape. It has a central axis from which two or three metallic arms come out. The truth is that every day more people are tempted to acquire at least one of them. So instead of spending money on spinners, you can build one! We'll show you how to build one right at home and even four bonus fidget spinner tricks to impress your friends!
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1. Spinner with plugs
We all have bottle caps from plastic bottles at home, so it will be no problem getting them. And choose your favourite colours so that the final work is wonderful! Other tools that you need is a glue gun, a punch, a marker, and a pair of scissors. If you have them ready, we can start! Firstly, use the punch to make a hole in the centre of two of the caps. When you have finished this, use the glue gun to glue both caps together at the flat part. And place the rest of the caps around symmetrically!
If you're not sure of aligning them symmetrically, use a black marker to make accurate measurements. Find some Chinese chopsticks from your kitchen and put it through the hole you made on the caps. Finally, place them together with the help of a glue gun. Possibly the result is not the most colourful or attractive, but the fact is that you already have a "spinner" on your hands that looks almost similar to the one we have today. And it's made only with bottle caps!
Click on "Next Page" to see how to create a spinner with bearings.
2. Spinner with bearings
Next, we will talk about a spinner similar to the one sold in stores. No one will believe that you did it yourself in half an hour! To carry out this work you need three bearings (one of them smaller than the rest), a cutter, scissors and 5 zip ties or a rubber band (optional). Firstly, use a sharp object to remove the metal bearing protector of all the bearings. Then put the three pieces horizontally, as shown in the image below and glue them together.
It is time to use the cable ties. Attach all of the ties together just like the picture below and cut off the extra pieces of the ties. If you're using a rubber band use one across the length of the three bearings together. Now you have in your hands a very beautiful spinner! You will be the envy of your closest friends!
Want more bearings? Why not! This time it won't be that easy but we'll walk you through it. Click on "Next Page".
3. Bearings 2.0
This type Fidget Spinner will not be as easy as the previous spinner to create but you'll feel proud when you finish it. You need 7 bearings for this one, with the metal caps removed. If your bearings are a little greasy, soak them in acetone to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Dry them with a napkin and set them in a way one is in the center and the remaining six around it. Take some extra strong glue and apply it to every alternate bearing pieces. Then slowly remove the three unglued pieces. You're one step closer to your own personal Fidget Spinner!
The three bearings you removed could be used to create another spinner, one for you and your friend. Now you should have a bearing at the centre and three others surround it, all of them put together by superglue. Do you want your work to look more like the original Fidget Spinner? All you need to do is apply some hot glue thickly around the edges of the bearings. Once it's dried up you can start playing with them now!
If you want to know some cool tricks to do with your spinner, we have prepared them some on "Next Page"!
1. Launch horizontally, vertically and with a pencil
Spinning the spinner for minutes can relieve our stress, but maybe after a while, we realize that we need something more for the fun to continue. What if we try to throw it in the air with one hand and we pick it up with the other? Obviously, we will need some practice for the trick to come out perfectly. But you can do something even more incredible! Pressing it, place a pencil under it and throw it with one hand to pick it up with the other. Try it, you will look cooler than ever!
2. Jump to two or three fingers
This is a little more complicated because instead of your hands you need to use only your fingers to pick up your spinner. You only have to move the toy in one of your fingers, for example, the index finger and then throw it in the air to collect it with the index finger of your other hand. Difficult, right? Over time you will master it.
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3. Vertical shoot and pass under the leg
Do you consider yourself an expert of Fidget Spinner? In that case, you should try the following tricks. The vertical launch is based on throwing it up and picking it up quickly. You will fail many times before it works out for you! Another technique you can put into practice is the pass below the leg, throw it with one hand while it is moving and pick it up with the other. You will have to be very quick and alert if you do not want to suffer an accident!
4. Go through the back
We get to the crown jewel of this article. If all the tricks above were a piece of cake for you, in that case, you have to try to do the one shown below! We already know how difficult it can be to pass a soccer ball or basketball, but something as small as a spinner in motion should be a Herculean task. The guy in the picture has a lot of talent, but we have no doubt that he has been practicing for hours for his technique to be this perfect.