Step by step instructions for making a simple LEGO fidget spinner.
No doubt the kids are driving you up the wall with the whole fidget spinner craze… my house is filled with the little things whirling around!
And now, well now they’ve started making LEGO fidget spinners too!
Here’s a super quick and easy LEGO fidget spinner made by my 6 year old.
Making their own fidget spinners with LEGO is great for kids imagination, fine motor skills and concentration levels. They can take these fidget spinners in any direction they like.
You could even create really big fidget spinners – all you need is the right LEGO parts and some imagination!
What you need to make a LEGO fidget spinner
Selection of LEGO bricks – be sure to include a spinning disc brick amongst them – we used..
- Four 2 x 4 plates
- One U shaped 2 x 4 plate (with a little U shaped dip in the middle so it has different levels out the outside to the inside)
- Two 2 x 2 spinning disc plates
How to make a LEGO fidget spinner
- Attach one 2 x 4 plate to the U plate on the edge – as shown below in the picture.
- Attach another 2 x 4 plate to the other side of the U plate – as shown below in the picture.
- Add the other two 2 x 4 plates to the U plate to create a cross shape.
- Add one of the 2 x 2 spinning disc plates to the underneath of the cross shape in the centre.
- Add the other 2 x 2 spinning dic plate to the centre of the LEGO cross shape on the top – as shown below in the picture
- Your LEGO fidget spinner should now spin freely when you tap it – this is a great craft for keeping little busy fingers busy and they really enjoy making them too.
Ways to make your LEGO fidget spinner differently
Once you have your basic LEGO fidget spinner you can decorate it more elaborately and add on tiles, or extra bricks or decorative pieces as you wish.
You could even make a whole range of fidget spinners in different colours and styles!
Making a Father’s Day Card with LEGO
If you’re little ones love to play with LEGO they might also like to make our super cute Father’s Day LEGO keepsake card.
A super cute homemade gift for your child to give their dad on Father’s Day – this simple LEGO craft is something your little one will really enjoy working on as a gift for their dad.
More STEM activities for your child to try
- Make an erupting volcano – help your child craft and create a real erupting volcano – kids LOVE this activity and all the drama of erupting the volcano at the end
- Create the Ice Age – help your little ones create an awesome Ice Age playscape – then they can chip away at the ice and melt it with warm water. Kids LOVE this activity.
- Make galaxy jars – this super fun activity is great for a summer night – grab some glow sticks and make these awesome glow up galaxy jars with the kids.