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Spin and Skip Craft

Spin and Skip

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

This toy is so much fun to play with, your children won't realize they're also getting a workout. They simply slip the loop over one sock-shod ankle, then use that leg to spin the can in circles while jumping the rope with the other leg.


  • 3-foot length of ¼-inch-thick braided nylon rope
  • Colored electrical tape
  • Clean and empty single-serving-size Pringles can (or a similarly sized can with a plastic lid)
  • Craft knife
  • ½ cup uncooked rice


Spin and Skip - Step 1

1. Tie a loop wide enough to fit over your child's foot, leaving a short tail at the knot. For sturdiness, tape the rope tail to the main rope as shown.

Spin and Skip - Step 2

2. In the center of the can's plastic lid, cut a small X that's ¼ - to ½-inch wide. Cut off the points of the X to make a square hole.

3. Thread the end of the rope through the top of the lid and double-knot it.

4. Add the rice to the can and seal the lid (the knot should be inside the can).

5. Attach four pieces of tape in a crisscross pattern to secure the lid and strengthen the hole. Cover the can with tape.