The latest craze has come out of nowhere seemingly overnight and is now fully rooted in the mainstream. You’ve seen them. You know them. You either love them or you hate them.
Fidget Spinners have taken over.
Currently, 49 of the top 50 toys sold on Amazon.com are Fidget Spinners, or their Fidget Cube cousins. Fidget Spinners have been advertised as a positive way for children to manage ADHD and anxiety (although many experts have disputed this claim). Still, children of all types have fallen in love with this tiny new device, leading to Fidget Spinners being found next to cash register of even stores like GameStop and Spencer’s Gifts.
Wait, I’m Confused. What Exactly Is This Thing?
Fidget Spinners are small devices that fit in your hand. They are made up of two parts: a central bearing that you grip with your index finger and thumb, and a three-pronged rotational blade. The entire thing resembles a Ninja throwing star, and it spins once you flick it with your free hand. This spinning rotation has led to the Fidget Spinner’s extremely addictive nature.
As the Fidget Spinner is tilted back-and-forth while it spins, the various spinning forces lead to an interesting sensation in your hand. Many people become addicted to this sensation alone.
Some fans also learn to do tricks and stunts with their Fidget Spinners. With a little practice, you can balance your Fidget Spinner on top of your fingers, toes, nose, and forehead. For those who own multiple Fidget Spinners, you can also stack them atop one another, creating a spinning tower that mesmerizes the eyes.
One of the biggest Fidget Spinner challenges involves throwing a spinning Spinner to your friend and having them catch it. Talk about impressive!
Not Everyone Loves To Spin…
Needless to say, schoolteachers quickly grew fed up with Fidget Spinners running amok in their classrooms and have banned them from being used during classes. Some schools have banned Fidget Spinners from being used inside the school building all-together. Still, you can find many a Fidget Spinner fest ongoing during daily recess.
A lot of the Fidget Spinners’s success is due to their massive affordability. A basic Fidget Spinner will put you back no more than $10 USD, meaning that even young schoolchildren can afford one with their allowance or by searching for coins in the parking lot.
More advanced enthusiasts can also purchase Elite Fidget Spinners for between $25-$129.99. Adult-based Fidget Spinners come in a variety of varying colours and shapes, adding appeal for all ages.
If you have recently picked up your first Fidget Spinner, look no further than the wonderful world of YouTube for all sorts of tutorials. Whether you are looking for basic techniques or advanced mayhem, YouTube’s tutorials are here for you. YouTuber “SpinnerCraft” is a creator who has put out numerous Fidget Spinner tutorials over the past few weeks. Some of his top videos have reached over one million views at the time of penning this article.
You can find a Fidget Spinner of your own at…well, honestly, everywhere at this point. Grab your own today and join the world’s latest craze!