Origami Sonobe Unit Fidget Spinner

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    [Simple] How to fold a square of paper into a parallelogram-shaped fidget spinner that spins on the tip of a pencil or other sharp object just by slightly moving your hand at the right frequency.

    As I've said before, this is the purely origami version of the real fidget spinner. If you want a cutting, gluing, crafted fidget spinner made out of quarters and skateboard parts, well, you've come to the wrong place.

    But what is really cool about these origami fidget spinners is that they can spin continuously for as long as you want, because you are the one continuously spinning it.  And...

    as an extra bonus, you get to develop your dexterity: See how fast you can spin it, how long you can spin it and how little you can move your hand and still keep it spinning.

    "Real fidget spinners" are everywhere and getting old quick, whereas these origami fidget spinners are brand spankin' new and your friends haven't seen them yet.  They're FRESH and dressed to impress! Oh, and one more thing...  you can fold them from scrap paper...

    So they are FREE!

    This Sonobe Unit Fidget Spinner the easiest to fold of all the fidget spinners I've taught and it spins the best too! No blowing needed! How it works: Although it looks symmetrical, it's actually asymmetical weightwise, which means you can swing the heavier end around the tip of the pencil which will create the illusion that the symmetrical-looking model is spinning by itself.

    Now that you know how to fold this model, can you figure out how to fold the version that spins on your finger? Hint #1: You just need to make the hole bigger Hint #2: I accidentally flashed it (light blue paper) at the 27-second mark in the intro.

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