Make a butterfly fidget spinner DIY. This is a sponsored post with OnlineLabels.com
Remember when fidget spinners were all the rage? The fad has diminished a bit, but the concept of a simple spinning toy will never go out of style. I made my own “keep busy” toy for my kids to enjoy this summer break. This butterfly fidget spinner is fun to make, and with my free printable you’ll be done in no time! These spinners make a great summer activity, and they would also be a fun addition to packages and cards!
Supplies Used to make the Butterfly Fidget Spinner DIY:
- Free Butterfly Printable
- OL177WX 8.5″ x 11″ Full Sheet Label No Back Slit – Sticker Paper
- Black craft wire, 16 gauge
- Rubber band
- Wire cutters
- Jewelry pliers
The video tutorial is the easiest way to follow along, but here’s a photo tutorial for those who prefer that.
Start by downloading my free printable and then printing it on OnlineLabels.com full sheet label sticker paper. I love this paper because it is sturdy and holds color beautifully, so I don’t have to worry about butterfly wings ripping or ink smearing.
Each sheet will make 4 butterflies. Fussy cut the wings out of the paper. Cut around the edges of the wings but do not cut down the center line where the wings are mirrored.
Cut two pieces of wire that are 4.5 inches long. Fold them in half into “U” shapes.
Hold one of the wires in the jewelry pliers, and twist the wires to make a circle loop. Bend the sides of the wire down, as pictured.
Create an “s” shape” at the end of each straight piece of wire.
Take the other wire. Make a loop but then open it. It will have a vase like shape to it, or an open circle with “antennae”.
Slip the rubber band over the wire and onto the loop. Push the straight wires through the closed loop.
Pull the rubber band down and clasp it on the “s” end of the wire. Adjust the wire as needed. Test your spinner to make sure it spins.
Add the wings to the wire as pictured.
If you watch the video clip you’ll see how quickly and for how long the butterfly fidget spinner DIY will go round and round. I was pleasantly surprised at how long this kept my child with ADHD entertained. Twisting the wings and watching them spin around was very relaxing to him. I made one for each of my kids so they can play with them when they are waiting somewhere or on long rides in the car.
I think adults could have fun with these, too! I enjoy watching them spin. Tuck one into a handmade card, or wind it up and place it inside a package and surprise the recipient with a fluttering butterfly in the box!
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