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Here is an idea for making a toy out of recycled paper, perfect to be enjoyed with young children. You can play together with nieces and nephews with this paper toy and create fun memories.

Are you  a teacher? Have your students make one, and they will have fun while you can review some basic geometry vocabulary.

Here is how to make an easy origami spinner:

  • Find some colorful paper from an old magazine.
  • Cut it into 6-inch squares.
  • Reinforce the center by adding a short piece of adhesive tape.
  • Fold it into a water bomb (see video below).
  • Stick a bamboo skewer through its hole.
  • Blow on it and make it spin.

This is a good alternative to filling the water bomb with water and blasting someone on a hot summer day!

Do you have any other ideas on different uses for the water bomb? Please share with us in the comments.


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  • Leanne L Hinton January 21, 2022, 3:06 pm

    These balloons (I hate to even call them waterbombs) are great cat toys for them to bat around. Also, I wonder how long they would last with being batted with badmitten bats?

  • Birgit October 14, 2015, 5:02 pm

    Dear Leyla,
    thank you for your wonderful videos. I look forward to each one of them. I am collecting spinner models and your waterbomb spinner gave me the idea for a little improvement. If you fold all the flaps to the right or the left, (instead of joining them) the model will be as easy, but spin much better. Heartful greatings from Barcelona

  • Chila Caldera July 19, 2012, 2:25 pm

    When I teach this model to children, there will often be one or two who pinch the sides to make a cube out of it.
    —– The Windmill or Pinwheel model would also be good made from magazine or calendar pages. In fact old calendar pages, if they aren’t too heavy-weight, make great folding paper. They make a sturdy model that makes a nice pin or clip, and beautiful colors, too!

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