Spinning Top

This spinning top has a nice animation effect and very simple to make. Just try to avoid getting graphite all over your table tops :-)

You will need:

  • A Pencil
  • Felts, colouring pencils or crayons
  • A piece of cardboard
  • Scissors
Cut a circle out of your cardboard, about 7.5cm (3 inches) in diameter. Draw a series of coloured spirals, starting from the center of the cardboard and working towards the outside edge. Now poke the pencil through the center of the circle so the point protrudes by a couple of centimeters (just under an inch). If the cardboard won't stay in place, use a little blue tack to hold it in place, or failing that, just some cellotape

Spinning tops work best on hard flat surfaces, but just remember these ones may leave little trails of graphite :).

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