It’s crafty, creative and fun to play with.

Fidget spinners are everywhere these days. And here at Good Housekeeping, we love putting a crafty spin on the latest trends, so Jenny W. Chan of Origami Tree helped us create a DIY version with cardboard, coins and beads.


  • Pencil
  • Sheet of cardboard, cut into two 2.75″ by 2.75″ squares
  • Four nickels
  • One dime
  • Washi tape
  • Flower embellishments
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Craft glue
  • Needle
  • Wire
  • Four small beads
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutters


1. Draw a vertical and horizontal line through the center of the cardboard square to create four equal parts.

2. Center a nickel on top of the cardboard square, using the lines from step one as a guideline. Trace semi-circles with a pen or pencil. Repeat on all four sides.

 3. Connect the semicircles with diagonal lines.

4. Draw a circle at the center of the cardboard square by tracing a dime.

5. Trace two nickels onto a separate sheet of cardboard and cut out the pieces. These will be the center covers.

6. Cut out the fidget spinner template.

7. Add a splash of color to the pattern, center covers and four nickels by wrapping them with washi tape.

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