How to Make Spinners

Save

A spinner is used in many board games to decide, by chance, the next move of each player. In the game Twister, spinners tell players on which color to place which arm or leg, and in the game of Life the spinner tells the players how many spaces to move. Making your own spinner for a board game or as a replacement for another game is a simple project that even the smallest crafters can complete easily.

Things You'll Need

  • Scrap paper
  • Cardstock paper or cardboard
  • Ruler and protractor
  • Construction paper
  • Markers, coloring pencils or crayons
  • Paper eyelets
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Hole puncher
  • Decide what you want your spinner to look like and what you want it to include. Sketch out a design on a sheet of scrap paper and determine what each section on your spinner stands for or directs players to do. You may want to use numbers to direct the amount of moves, or words to describe game actions.

  • Cut the card stock or cardboard down to the size you want. You may choose to use a rectangle, triangle, square or circle. Use the ruler or protractor to make the spinner board evenly sized.

  • Measure even sections with a ruler or protractor. Take a marker and draw lines to separate each section on the spinner board. Color the sections or glue construction paper pieces on top of the sections. Have extra supplies ready in case you need to start over if your spinner board does not turn out even or how you planned.

  • Use markers, coloring pencils, pens, or crayons to write directions or numbers on each section. Scrapbook stickers may also be used to make your spinner look neater. If possible, you may even print out your own labels with numbers or directions.

  • Cut an arrow out of the cardboard or cardstock paper and color as desired. You may use a piece of plastic or the spinner arrow from an old game board if applicable. Punch a hole in the center of the spinner board and the spinner arrow.

  • Align the two holes and place the eyelet to hold the pieces together. Assemble the eyelet loosely so that the arrow will spin around easily when flipped.

Tips & Warnings

  • Protect the spinner board and spinner arrow with plastic laminate before assembling with the eyelet.

Related Searches

References

Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

Resources

You May Also Like

  • How to Make Paper Spinners

    Paper spinners come in all shapes and sizes including top-style spinners that spin on a flat surface, wind rotated spinners and hand-rotated...

  • How to Make a Twister Mat

    Twister was invented in 1966 and has since become a household party game that gets you laughing as you work your body...

  • How to Make a Board Game Spinner at Home

    Make a board game spinner from paper, thin cardboard and a paperclip. Upgrade it with a thicker pointer and spinner board.

  • Making Wood Wind Spinners

    Wood spinners are fun, fanciful decorations that are a blast to watch on a windy day. Making homemade wood spinners is an...

  • How to Make Paper Twist Crafts

    Paper Twist ribbon cords come in many different colors including metallic gold and silver. When untwisted, Paper Twist becomes a wrinkled paper...

Related Searches

Check It Out

DIY Wood Transfer Christmas Ornaments

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!