How to Make Paper Spinners

Paper spinners are so much fun to make! In this post, we’ll share a step-by-step video with instructions showing how to make spinners out of paper. You’ll want to bookmark this craft for a rainy day or anytime your teen or tween is looking for a boredom buster to do. Why not craft up several and have a spinner battle? Let’s get started!

How to Make Paper Spinners
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Materials Needed:

To make your paper spinners, you will need:

Here is a video tutorial showing step-by-step instructions on how to make spinners out of paper:

If the video does not play in your browser, you can click here to view it on YouTube.

A Few Helpful Tips:

  • Watch the entire video before trying to make these.
  • For younger kids, skip the first (red) sheet of paper in the video above and start with the second (pink) sheet. The pink and yellow sheets can combine into a working spinner. Skipping the first sheet of paper makes the entire project a lot easier!
  • Remember, you can pause and rewind the video as needed.
  • Go slowly and make your folds line up as much as possible.

More Paper Crafts for Kids:

  • How to Make a Paper Airplane (EASY) – Here is a step-by-step tutorial for making a paper airplane (dart style) with a video to walk you through the process. It is one of the fastest and simplest paper airplane versions.
  • How to Make a Paper Boat – You’ll want to try this easy and fun craft for kids!
  • How to Make a Heart Out of Paper – This is one of my favorite methods for making paper hearts, and it is easy to do! You need a sheet of paper, scissors, and some double-sided tape.
  • How to Make Paper Lanterns – I love how festive these paper lanterns look hanging from the ceiling in our craft room, and they can be made at a moment’s notice using everyday household items you probably have on hand. An excellent project for kids who are starting to master the use of scissors!