Are you stuck with a pile of cardboard boxes from online shopping ? Then why not turn this trash into something fun which is low-cost and eco-friendly. These DIY Spirograph Toy are easy to make and fun to use. In fact, having kids make something new out of cardboard not only stretches their creativity muscles but also teaches them to reuse and recycle.
To make the Spirograph you will need
- Thick Cardboard
- Scissors or X-acto knife
- Hole puncher ( optional )
Draw a circle of approximately 16 cm diameter on a square piece of cardboard and cut it out. You can use a paper plate as a reference to draw the circle. Cut a couple of long strips of 1cm width from the corrugated cardboard. Peel the outer liner of the strip to reveal the ruffled shape.
Glue one of the corrugated strip around the inner side of the circle with the ruffled part facing inwards. This would be the ring of the spirograph.
Cut another small circle of diameter 5 cm from the cardboard and punch 2 -3 holes in it at random places.
Glue the ruffled side of the corrugated sheet to the edge of this smaller circle facing outwards. This would be the wheel of the spirograph.
This is how the Spirograph ring and wheel should look like.
The DIY spirograph toy is ready for use. Place a paper underneath the ring and have fun making colorful patterns.
Check it out in action.
To make these DIY Spirograph toy, I used an x-acto knife to cut the cardboard. Please have an adult supervision if your kids are using the scissor. I won’t recommend letting them use an X-acto knife. In fact, there is a very great tool to cut cardboard called Makedo cardboard construction toolkit available on Amazon.
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