Ping Pong Spinners

Ping Pong Spinners

It has been a very wet and rainy season in California, so my kids and I have been spending a lot of time getting creative indoors. With a few simple household materials, we made a bunch of DIY spinning tops! My daughter loved making her own and watching them spin - it was a perfect rainy day activity.

3 - 7
Est. Time:
<30 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. cds
  2. bottle cap
  3. paper
  4. markers
  5. scissors
  6. ping pong balls
  7. glue stick
  8. hot glue / hot glue gun
  1. To get started, trace a circle on paper with the CD.

  2. Decorate the traced circle with markers and then, cut out the circle. Glue the circle to the top of the CD with a glue stick.

  3. Have a grownup attach the bottle cap to the center of your circle with a hot glue gun. (We used the top of an old glue bottle.) Also glue a ping pong ball under the CD in the center. Make sure to line the bottle cap and the ball with the center hole of the CD!

    Once the glue is dry, use the bottle lid as a handle and give your new top a spin! What other materials can you create a spinner out of? How about a wooden cube for the top and a marble for the spinning base? Do some objects spin better than others?