DIY Fidget Spinner {Coloring Edition}

Color and make your own fidget spinner! This DIY fidget spinner is great for keeping kids busy and happy! The kids love it because they get to decorate their own fidget spinner. The adults love it because It's easy and comes together quickly. Get the full instructions and free printable at www.TeepeeGirl.com.

Fidget spinners are so popular right now. When I made the last DIY fidget spinner printable and tutorial, I kept thinking how fun it would be if the kids could color and decorate their own fidget spinner.

My kids have LOVED coloring their own fidget spinners, and I bet your kids will too!

As I mentioned in my previous fidget spinner post, there are lots of ways to make fidget spinners. If you don’t have all the supplies I used, you may like these tutorials from Red Ted Art or Draw So Cute. They make their fidget spinners with a toothpick instead of a Q-tip.

There are just so many fun ways to make these little gadgets!  I am showing you the best way I have found to make them so that they spin well, are comfortable, and don’t take very long to make (because I hate waiting for glue to dry, haha!) but feel free to experiment making these with things you have on hand. (Example: instead of a Q-tip, maybe you could use a drinking straw, birthday candle, lollipop stick…anything you have around your house!)

Color and make your own fidget spinner! This DIY fidget spinner is great for keeping kids busy and happy! The kids love it because they get to decorate their own fidget spinner. The adults love it because It's easy and comes together quickly. Get the full instructions and free printable at www.TeepeeGirl.com.

These are just so fun! Let’s get started:

Supplies Used: (affiliate links)

Color and make your own fidget spinner! This DIY fidget spinner is great for keeping kids busy and happy! The kids love it because they get to decorate their own fidget spinner. The adults love it because It's easy and comes together quickly. Get the full instructions and free printable at www.TeepeeGirl.com.

How to make a DIY Fidget Spinner

1.  The first thing you will want to do is print the fidget spinner printable on cardstock. Then just cut out the spinner shapes and 5 circle dots.

I used my 3/4 inch circle punch to cut out the circle dots. I love this little tool! The circles come out so clean and it saves a lot of time.

Color and make your own fidget spinner! This DIY fidget spinner is great for keeping kids busy and happy! The kids love it because they get to decorate their own fidget spinner. The adults love it because It's easy and comes together quickly. Get the full instructions and free printable at www.TeepeeGirl.com.

2.  Cut out a square piece from a cereal box. Using one of the fidget spinners you just cut out, trace the fidget spinner shape on the cereal box. Then cut that fidget spinner out of the cereal box.

Color and make your own fidget spinner! This DIY fidget spinner is great for keeping kids busy and happy! The kids love it because they get to decorate their own fidget spinner. The adults love it because It's easy and comes together quickly. Get the full instructions and free printable at www.TeepeeGirl.com.

3. Make sure your fidget spinners are lined up with cereal box, then glue the fidget spinner to both sides of the cereal box.

Color and make your own fidget spinner! This DIY fidget spinner is great for keeping kids busy and happy! The kids love it because they get to decorate their own fidget spinner. The adults love it because It's easy and comes together quickly. Get the full instructions and free printable at www.TeepeeGirl.com.

4. Using the 1/8 inch hole punch, punch out a hole where indicated on the printable. In addition, you will need to punch out the center of two circle dots and set them aside. You will use them in a minute.

5. One one side of the fidget spinner, add a glue dot to each of the circles on the fidget spinner. Place a penny on top of the glue dot. (The pennies add weight for momentum while spinning.)

Color and make your own fidget spinner! This DIY fidget spinner is great for keeping kids busy and happy! The kids love it because they get to decorate their own fidget spinner. The adults love it because It's easy and comes together quickly. Get the full instructions and free printable at www.TeepeeGirl.com.

6. Add a glue dot on top of the penny, and place a circle dot on top of the penny. This just makes it look nice and match the reverse side.

Color and make your own fidget spinner! This DIY fidget spinner is great for keeping kids busy and happy! The kids love it because they get to decorate their own fidget spinner. The adults love it because It's easy and comes together quickly. Get the full instructions and free printable at www.TeepeeGirl.com.

7. Cut off one end of a Q-tip.

Color and make your own fidget spinner! This DIY fidget spinner is great for keeping kids busy and happy! The kids love it because they get to decorate their own fidget spinner. The adults love it because It's easy and comes together quickly. Get the full instructions and free printable at www.TeepeeGirl.com.

8. Place the cut-off end of the Q-tip through the center hole, add a jump ring, and then a circle dot that has the center punched out.

You don’t have to use a jump ring, but I have found that they seem to spin longer with it. So if you don’t have jump rings, give it try without them and see what you think. If you are not happy with how they spin, next time try adding the jump ring. 🙂

Color and make your own fidget spinner! This DIY fidget spinner is great for keeping kids busy and happy! The kids love it because they get to decorate their own fidget spinner. The adults love it because It's easy and comes together quickly. Get the full instructions and free printable at www.TeepeeGirl.com.

9. Add a glue dot on top of the cut-off Q-tip and circle dot. This keeps it all together and helps with the next step.

10. Add a big dollop of hot glue right on top of the glue dot that is sitting on the circle dot. This forms a comfortable little “handle” over the q-tip for your fingers while you spin your fidget spinner.

11. Let the hot glue dry for 8-10 minutes. I found that resting it over a cup worked really well.

12. Now you are going to do the same thing to the other side. Cut off the end of the Q-tip. Add a jump ring. Put the circle dot (with the center punched out) on top, then a glue dot.

13. Add a big pile of hot glue to this side let it dry.

Color and make your own fidget spinner! This DIY fidget spinner is great for keeping kids busy and happy! The kids love it because they get to decorate their own fidget spinner. The adults love it because It's easy and comes together quickly. Get the full instructions and free printable at www.TeepeeGirl.com.

Then it’s time to SPIN!!!

Color and make your own fidget spinner! This DIY fidget spinner is great for keeping kids busy and happy! The kids love it because they get to decorate their own fidget spinner. The adults love it because It's easy and comes together quickly. Get the full instructions and free printable at www.TeepeeGirl.com.

These fidget spinners are a huge hit with my kids and our neighbor kids! I hope you get a chance to make them, or your own version of fidget spinners. It’s fun, I promise. 🙂 You may become addicted to making them like we are.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think! If you like this idea, don’t forget to pin it!

Click HERE to download this DIY Fidget Spinner {Coloring Edition} Printable.

You may also like these other fun printables from Teepee Girl:

DIY Fidget Spinner

I Spy Printable GamesThis free I Spy Princess & I Spy Awesome are perfect for birthday parties, easy & inexpensive gifts, waiting at the doctor's office, or a quiet afternoon at home! They are colorful, fun, & engaging. www.TeepeeGirl.com

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Free Unicorn Printable PostersGrab these free 8x10 unicorn printables at www.TeepeeGirl.com!

This post contains affiliate links. This means that if you purchase something from this link, I may receive a commission at no extra charge to you. Thank you for supporting Teepee Girl!

Author: Chrissy

I love photoshop, naps, and chocolate. I have an etsy shop where you can see some of the things I have created when I have been eating chocolate while playing on photoshop. As for the naps, I am always hoping one is around the corner. ♥

8 thoughts on “DIY Fidget Spinner {Coloring Edition}”

    1. Hi Stephanie! I am so glad you like it! We have had so much fun making these and we are planning on making them with all the cousins when they come over this summer.

      Thanks for the super nice comment!

      Hugs!! XOXO

  1. Hey Chrissy! So happy to see that you ran with the idea of a CTR fidget spinner which I shared with you!!! I spotted it on Pinterest! Which is, after all, where I see so many of your fabulous ideas! If kids are going to work these things, should be some good stuff goin on too!
    Keep up the great work! Love your creativity and Art work too!
    LBB

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *