My 4 year old(yes, FOUR year old) asked for a spinner today! I am sure he saw it at school, but there is no way I would buy him one after the horrendous stories I heard. But that got me thinking into making a DIY version(This one is great and also this cube!) which led me to play around a little bit and I made this mini LEGO spinner, perfect as a pencil topper.
Fidgets are great for kids that need to keep busy to concentrate(it can be distracting to some, so be careful). Make this easy mini spinner to put at the end of a pencil and fidget away!
What you need(I do apologize for not knowing the right terms for the Lego pieces):
- A pencil(duh!)
- 3 round LEGO pieces(ours came out of THIS box)
- A round piece that will act as an axis
- A propeller piece(from a set with a helicopter)
- A small piece to keep the propeller in place
Add the three round pieces together. Attach the propeller to the axis and secure with small piece. Push the axis through the round pieces.
Attach the pencil to the LEGO. My pencil fit snugly(with a few twists) into the LEGO. You can add a bit of glue to secure it more, or simply use sticky glue for a temporary fit.
Get spinning! This tiny spinner is fascinating my 4 year old, thus forgetting about his plans of buying a real one!
A great LEGO pencil topper idea that can act as a fidget for kids that needs to keep busy to concentrate! Would you make one for your child, or better yet, let them make it themselves!
Add this pencil topper to THIS sensory kit, perfect for a sensory child!
See this awesome LEGO book(click on the image for details)!
LEGO Dumping and Sorting
Soooooooooo cool and easy to make! I decorated mine with beads to make it prettier. WHY HAS NO ONE ELSE DONE THIS ALREADY?!