A simple craft that will make you a Rockstar!
Any kid (or adult for that matter) that has watched The Wheel of Fortune has longed to spin that giant prize wheel.
When we went to the fair last summer, there were booths set up with smaller, but equally
as awesome prize wheels that the kids got to spin…once.
I vowed to remedy that.
Say hello to the…
DIY Spinner Prize Wheel
So you’ll need a lazy susan from Ikea ($7.99) and a board slightly larger than the spinner.
Shhh, don’t tell anyone that it’s so easy! Peel that rubbery plastic ring off the bottom of the spinner…
Okay, on my practice board, I got a step ahead of myself and painted before I drilled in the dowel.
So, pace yourself.
Get a drill bit, and a dowel the same size.
Don’t drill all the way through the board…insert and glue in dowel.
I used some wood filler to sort of grout it in place.
Then I had to paint again…you’ll only have to paint once!
Paint them up any way you like!
I just used a light spray primer and then a coat of color!
Quite a bit of the top gets covered,
so you don’t have to be so thorough.
Dry Erase vinyl surface…I got it at Hobby Lobby
($7.99 without 40% off coupon)
I hand cut out a bunch of triangles for my first go…
for the next 6 I made, I used the silhouette and this png triangle.
Then peel off the backing and adhere your triangles around the spinner.
Note, they don’t line up exactly…but who cares?
Next, some tiny nails (1″ long) tapped in between every triangle.
Leave them up high enough to hit the zip tie…
Glue the wheel onto your board with this fab glue…allow it to dry.
Take a zip tie and scrunch it on the dowel.
I also painted a wooden ball (with a flat surface) for the center…I used craft paint,
but it finishes it off nicely.
Use a dry erase marker to write your
hearts desires onto the triangles!
(I did this with one video game space…so far no one
got the freebie, but they are willing to risk it)
Things to do this summer
30 second activities (run, jump, crawl…)
Every event that I’ve taken this wheel, I’ve gotten multiple orders!
My kids were thrilled to help out!
I think they each spun the wheel 100 times!
I wipe with a lightly windex spritzed paper towel.
Wipe from the center to the edge. Sometimes the
thin plastic sheet on the top of the vinyl starts to peel…
no problems so far, but they will be easy to
replace when they are too worn.
Ultimate Prize wheel!
If you don’t want to rush to the store to gather supplies right now…you haven’t seen enough pictures!
In closing, if you make this, you will be the envy of your friends, the coolest to your kids and they will actually want to hang out with you…
cuz you’re a totally awesome rockstar!
Make sure to stop by Natalie’s blog to see her other party ideas and tutorials at Doodle Craft!