You may have recently noticed both kids and adults holding onto this little gadget that spins really fast. Well, those are called fidget spinners and they’ve become pretty popular. They were designed to help children who have difficulty focusing in class. But it’s definitely become the newest toy to have on the playground.
If you haven’t heard about this new craze, here’s a quick primer. The toys are three-pronged, palm-sized pieces of plastic or metal which spin around a central weighted disc. It’s essentially a modern take on the old-school spinning top. They vary in price depending on the versions. There’s both the regular and then the deluxe version.
But people have started getting pretty fancy with this simple toy. It’s becoming more than just a solution for children with a low attention span. Adults have even started getting these fidgets for themselves and a lot of people are posting various tricks that you can do with these small toys.
The tricks are really simple to do and can be really entertaining to try at home. If you find yourself bored with nothing to do, trying out a couple of these tricks would keep you entertained at least for a few hours. If widgets aren’t your thing, watching the tricks being done is just as entertaining.
When you watch the video, you’ll notice that you’ll need a few extra things that are laying around the house to perform some of these easy but fun tricks. The first trick requires a sharpened pencil and some tape.
The second trick only required some sort of string or thin rope. Basically, tying the rope around the fidget and making it look like a yo-yo. Kids don’t play with yoyo’s anymore, but this is a modern take on it.
The third and last trick is the easiest but maybe the most entertaining. Simply take a couple of balloons and place them on the fidget. If you have different colored balloons, then that’s even better. It creates a multi-colored fidget for young kids to enjoy. Watch the video below to see this tricks in action!