Sunday, June 4, 2017

How to Make a DIY LEGO Fidget Spinner

Ever since Tamara and I broke the news about finding lead in fidget spinners people have been asking me which fidget spinners are lead free. The problem is we just don't know yet. Yes, we have tested some fidget spinners that turned out to be lead free but since most fidget spinners are not brand-name items we feel like we really need to be able to test more in order to confidently recommend a fidget spinner that we trust will always be lead, cadmium and mercury free.

You know what I do trust, though? LEGOs.

New LEGOs consistently test lead free and as long as your kids are old enough not to swallow them, they are an AWESOME way to DIY your own fidget spinner from safe materials. And since they are LEGO, they are infinitely customizable. 



Supplies

Some of the links above may be affiliate links where a purchase made after clicking will support this website without costing you extra! The pieces linked to are the correct sizes but may be different colors than the demo spinner.

I'll be honest: I'm not a technical LEGO guru. A big thanks to the team at Bricks and Minifigs in Beaverton, Oregon for helping with the technicalities so I can give you better part names than "yellow spacer thing" and "blue slanty brick." They are also a great place to pick up fidget spinner supplies so you don't have to buy 4,000 1/2 size technic bushings at a time.



Directions

Watch Me Make It!

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That's it!


For more great LEGO fidget spinner instructions, check out:
on DoodleCraft


About the Author:

Carissa is a lifelong crafter and mom of two creative boys. The owner and lead writer for Creative Green Living, she is also the author of two e-books including the best-selling beverage cookbook, Infused: Recipes for Herb & Fruit Infused Water, Tea and More as well as the forthcoming hardcover cookbook (spring 2017), Beautiful Smoothie Bowls. You can also find her projects featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3 and Capper's Farmer. Her goal is to empower families to make easy projects and healthier choices that are beautiful and fun! Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living community group.
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