Not only are homemade spinning tops fun crafts for kids to make, but they also provide an exciting, hands-on way to explore and observe physics. Whether you are looking for spinning top crafts and toys just to use for creative play or to augment a science lesson, you’ll find all kinds of ideas in this collection!
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Previously we made our own CD spinning tops, and it was so exciting watching the kids explore how they worked and comment on all the observations and things they noticed! Because the spinning top activity really sparked their curiosity, I decided to create a list containing all kinds of DIY tops for kids and spinning tops you can purchase. I hope these provide all kinds of inspiration!
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20+ Spinning Tops for Kids
CD Spinning Tops from Buggy and Buddy
Spin Drawing Two Ways from The Artful Parent
Spinning Tops Using Perler Beads from Babble Dabble Do
Fine Motor Spinning Tops from The OT Toolbox
CD & Forever Spinning Top from Meaningful Mama
Spinning Tops Made from Candy from I Can Teach My Child
Recycled CD Spinning Tops from Artsy Momma
Personalized Spinning Tops from Lalymom
Toothpick Spinning Tops from Craftulate
Color Mixing Tops from Creative Family Fun
Penny Spinners from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
Lego Spinning Tops from Little Bins for Little Hands
Paper Tops from Babble Dabble Do
Homemade CD Spinner from Teach Beside Me
Spinning Marbles from Kids Activities Blog
Spinning Top Marker Art from Pink Stripey Socks
Spin-finite Tops from Babble Dabble Do
Jack-O’-Lantern Spinning Tops from Buggy and Buddy
Be sure to check out STEAM Kids book and ebook for even more creative STEM and STEAM ideas!