Fidget Spinner with Your Own Hands

Is it difficult for your children to sit still? Especially being at home during e-learning? A fidget spinner could be a great solution!

Instead of buying fidget spinners and risking buying a fidget spinner contaminated with lead, make your own at home with LEGOS!

In my opinion, the best way to make a spinner with your own hands is to use Lego constructors.

Lego constructors are identical in size and shape, so a homemade spinner made of LEGO will spin better and faster than, for example, a handmade cardboard one.

Using LEGO constructors to make fidget spinners is ideal if your children are already a fan of LEGO and they have a decent supply of bricks of different sizes.

Learning how to make a fidget spinner is an exciting way to spend the day! As soon as you learn from me how to make a LEGO fidget spinner, you and your children will want to experiment with all sorts of other ways to make spinners with your own hands from LEGO constructors or other things that you will find in the house.

If you have long wanted to get away from the leadership in fidget spinners by learning how to make a fidget spinner yourself, you are in the right place!

Given that there is so much lead in fidget spinners, I like the opportunity to make LEGO fidget spinners, because new LEGO models invariably contain no lead.

As long as your kids are old enough not to swallow them, this is a great way to make your own fidget spinner with your own hands from safe materials.

And if you get tired of your LEGO fidget spinner, you can just make a new one! Or take it apart and use LEGOs for a new project.

How to Make a Lego Fidget Spinner

Accessories for Lego Fidget Spinners

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LEGO Technic 2×4 plate

1×3 axis (available in this set)
1/2 size technical sleeve (you need 2)
2×2 round (you need 2)
2 x 3 inclined bricks (you need 2)
2 x 2 inverted inclined bricks (you need 2)

I’ll be honest: I’m not a LEGO tech guru. I want to express my huge gratitude to the Bricks and Minifigs team in Beaverton, Oregon for their help with the technical details, so I can give you better names for the parts than “yellow spacer thing” and “sapphire inclined brick”.

They are also a great place to purchase supplies for spinners, so you don’t have to buy 4,000 1/2-inch technic bushings at a time.

Step-by-step Instructions for Lego Fidget Spinner

DIY LEGO fidget spinner step 1:

Thread the axle through a 2×4 technical plate (this is the one with a hole in the middle!). Install half-sized technic bushings on both sides of the axle.

Check it at this stage to make sure the plate can rotate. If not, slightly disconnect the bushings until this happens.

DIY LEGO fidget spinner step 2:

Put a 2×2 circle on each end of the axis so that they serve as supports for the thumb. Check to make sure it’s still spinning.

DIY LEGO fidget spinner step 3:

Place a 2×3 inclined brick on both ends of the technical plate, as shown in the figure. Check the rotation.

LEGO fidget spinner step 4:

Add the inverted sloping bricks to the underside of the sloping bricks.

Double check the rotation for the last time.

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