Spin Top Supplies
NOTE: Anything you add to the top, such as the decor we added to the lid top, will change the balance so be careful as it might not spin as well. I think things like a little sparkle would be fine though.
- CD or DVD
- Permanent Markers or Scrapbook Paper (If you chose to decorate with markers try to get CDs that have no printing on the front or else they can decorate the shiny underside just as well.)
- Mod Podge or glue
- Ping Pong Balls Colored Balls
- Soda Bottle Lid
- Hot Glue for Lid and ball
The wobble you see is to due to the flower I glued on the top.
Gather your supplies. We chose to cover ours with paper. Trace your CD or DVD onto your paper.
Spread Mod Podge or glue onto your CD or DVD.
Poke a hole into your paper where the hole in the CD or DVD is. Using an X-acto knife works great but the hole does not have to be neat as it will be covered on both sides.
Using hot glue or another fast drying glue, glue the soda bottle lid over the center of the TOP of the CD or DVD. This one is a bit sloppy. Try to be even and light with your glue. That makes for more even spinning.
Press down firmly. This is your spinner handle.
Glue the ping pong ball underneath where the hole is on the CD or DVD. Go easy on the glue.
These are three of our finished spinners. We added things on the top of the handles but be careful as that can affect how it spins.
We did a gold glitter version.
And that’s how to make super awesome spin tops!