Making a spinning top from Nana’s wooden bits

All I could think of for a three-year-old’s birthday present was a spinning top.

And I made it from Nana’s wooden bits – the disc from a tree we pulled out of the front garden, the spindle from a branch of the hedge we just trimmed in the back garden, and the handle made from red cedar venetian blinds we took down recently.

There was a bit of learning in this for me too – physics and stuff.

And, Zoe got some (short-term) entertainment out of it.

Happy Birthday Zoe 🙂
With love from Granddad 



Make-n-Do is the CONTACT Editor’s personal ‘playlist’ on the CONTACT YouTube Channel, where the philosophy is making do with the tools and materiel I have and making and doing as an escape from the computer (though, ironically, the video making then ties me to the computer for almost as many hours as I spent Make-n-Do in the shed 😉 )


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