The Spinning Top

How do you make a working spinning top out of magnet balls? We'll show you! Watch the video or check out the step by step guide below. 

 

What we used:

  • 189 of The Benjamins Speks

Watch the Video

Read the steps

  • Step 1

    Form a ring of 5 Speks. Begin wrapping a chain of Speks around the ring until you have a pentagon with 6 Speks on each side. This shape is not flat.

  • Step 2

    Attach a chain of 5 Speks along each edge of the Pentagon. Be sure to leave a gap at each corner. Attach 4 Speks, then 3 Speks, then 2 Speks along the outside to form a star shape.

  • Step 3

    Place the star onto a flat surface and fold each leg back onto the pentagon along the crease.

  • Step 4

    In each channel formed by the folded back triangles, place a chain of 4 Speks. Place a single Spek in the center to fill in the hole. Form a pentagon with 3 Speks on each side and place it over the hole remaining at the top of the larger pentagon.

  • Step 5

    Flip the pentagon over and place another single Spek in the center of the Pentagon. Place a ring of 5 Speks on top of it, then finally place one more Spek on top.

  • Ta-da!
    Take it for a spin!

Want the set?

Wanna make another shape?

Stress Relief Gift Guide
Stress Relief Gift Guide
Celtic Clover
Celtic Clover
The Basics
The Basics
The Pillow Cube
The Pillow Cube
The Pillow Pyramid
The Pillow Pyramid
The Spexmas Tree
The Spexmas Tree
The Stocking Stuffer
The Stocking Stuffer
The 1000 Rainbow Cube
The 1000 Rainbow Cube
The Striped Tube
The Striped Tube
The Pillow Pentangle
The Pillow Pentangle
Stress Relief Gift Guide
Stress Relief Gift Guide
Celtic Clover
Celtic Clover
The Basics
The Basics

We want to see what you make! Share your shapes: #speksmade

Follow us: @getspeks