How to Make a DIY Spinner Prize Wheel!


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 How to Make a DIY Spinner Prize Wheel!

How to Make a DIY Spinner Prize Wheel!

This simple DIY craft making a Spinner Prize Wheel will make you a Rockstar! Don't you just love spinning a prize wheel and hoping you land on the jackpot prize at the fair or other event? They are so much fun. I thought they would be fun for backyard parties, trunk-or-treats, events and even chores--so I invented this DIY version that you can make for all your events!
How to Make a DIY Spinner Prize Wheel for carnivals, parties, events or even a chore chart. Lazy Susan and dry erase vinyl pull this spinning wheel together!
It features a dry erase surface, so all the prizes, activities or chores can be written on and then changed! This fun post is a throwback to 2013--when my kids were little and loved everything I did! This prize wheel is still being used a few times a year and is in great shape!
How to Make a DIY Spinner Prize Wheel for carnivals, parties, events or even a chore chart. Lazy Susan and dry erase vinyl pull this spinning wheel together!
Anyone 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 awesome prize wheels that the kids got to  spin...once. Only once? I vowed to remedy that.

Say hello to the DIY spinner prize wheel!  

Supplies:

1 Wooden Lazy Susan



1 Board slightly larger than the spinner
1 Wooden dowel, 1/2 inch wide and about 3 inches long
1 Zip Tie
1" nails

Dry Erase Vinyl



Acrylic Craft Paint/Paintbrush
Wooden 2" ball
Washi Tape

Tools:

Drill Bit the size of the wooden dowel
E6000 glue
Hammer

How to Make a DIY Spinner Prize Wheel for carnivals, parties, events or even a chore chart. Lazy Susan and dry erase vinyl pull this spinning wheel together!
Begin by setting the Lazy Susan on the board and marking where the wooden dowel should go. About 1 inch away from the Lazy Susan and off to the right side. Then drill about a 1/2" hole for the dowel to stick inside. Then paint the board and Lazy Susan with acrylic craft paint and let them dry.
 Next we need the dry erase vinyl.
I've done these boards a few ways now, and this is the best way yet. Cut a piece of vinyl the size of the Lazy Susan and trace around it on the backside of the vinyl.

 Then cut out the circle and cut an additional half inch or so from the edge. Then peel off the paper backing and place the vinyl on the top of the Lazy Susan.
It's not perfectly straight, but no big deal. Next, use some fun Washi tape to make the section divisions. (The thinner strips of Washi tape, the better). Hot glue the ends of the washi tape down firmly.
Next, hammer those 1 inch nails in between each "pie piece" section.
Now turn over the Lazy Susan and add E6000 Glue all over the part that sits on the table. Then press it into place on the wooden board.
Be patient and don't try to spin it until it's completely dry. Trust me on this!
Scrunch a zip tie onto the top of the dowel...cut the zip tie so it is long enough to hit all the nails as they spin by! It also makes a very satisfying clicking sound.
Now sand one side of the wooden ball smooth, so it sits firmly on the table. Then use E6000 to glue it in the center of the spinner wheel.
How to Make a DIY Spinner Prize Wheel for carnivals, parties, events or even a chore chart. Lazy Susan and dry erase vinyl pull this spinning wheel together!
For the first spinner wheel I made, I cut these triangles out of the vinyl. It was hard to line them up perfectly and the tips of them lifted after a while. This is why I recommend the full vinyl with washi tape as outlined above.
Use a dry erase marker to write your hearts desires onto the triangles!
How to Make a DIY Spinner Prize Wheel for carnivals, parties, events or even a chore chart. Lazy Susan and dry erase vinyl pull this spinning wheel together!
Have the kids spin the wheel from one nail or from the ball in the center. They will have a tendency to touch the dry erase vinyl and mess up the writing from time to time. It's an easy fix though--just keep those dry erase markers on hand!
How to Make a DIY Spinner Prize Wheel for carnivals, parties, events or even a chore chart. Lazy Susan and dry erase vinyl pull this spinning wheel together!

Fun ideas to write on the spinner prize wheel:


  • Chores  
  • Things to do/places to go this summer
  • 30 second activities (run, jump, crawl...)
  • Church lessons
  • Birthday party games
  • Trunk-or-Treat
  • Carnivals or Fundraiser prizes!

How to Make a DIY Spinner Prize Wheel for carnivals, parties, events or even a chore chart. Lazy Susan and dry erase vinyl pull this spinning wheel together!
My kids love to play with it! I think they each spun the wheel 100 times---and did lots of jumping jacks, push-ups and army crawls without complaint!
How to Make a DIY Spinner Prize Wheel for carnivals, parties, events or even a chore chart. Lazy Susan and dry erase vinyl pull this spinning wheel together!
Erases easily.  I wipe with a baby wipe. 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.
How to Make a DIY Spinner Prize Wheel for carnivals, parties, events or even a chore chart. Lazy Susan and dry erase vinyl pull this spinning wheel together!


Ultimate Prize wheel!


In closing, if you make this, you will be the envy of your friends...You'll get high 5's wherever you go...you'll be the coolest to your kids...they will actually want to hang out with you...because you're a totally awesome ROCKSTAR!

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How to Make a DIY Spinner Prize Wheel for carnivals, parties, events or even a chore chart. Lazy Susan and dry erase vinyl pull this spinning wheel together!






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  1. This is GREAT, Natalie. So many possibilities with this prize wheel. It could make "date night" interesting!

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  2. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your spinning wheel! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/spinning-wheel/

    If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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  3. Loved this and made my own (but I used Chalkboard Vinyl because I had some on hand):
    http://squeezeyourcreativejuice.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-greatest-fun-on-earth-new-catalog.html
    Thanks for the tutorial...you have a new fan!

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  4. I shared your awesome Spinner Wheel tutorial on my blog. I shared a Sharing Time idea that used a spinner wheel, but didn't have a tutorial to share with my readers. I found yours and thought it was great! Thanks for sharing. :)
    Sheena Perron
    {Little LDS Ideas}

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  5. Where did you get the wooden board that you glue the lazy susan onto?

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  6. So do you need actual dry erase vinyl or does regular white adhesive vinyl work? What about dry erase contact paper?

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  7. I tried making a Spinner Wheel of my one... And, voila, here's my version! Thanks for the idea and the tutorial! :-)

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