I love to make DIY toys and spinning tops have been on my to-do list forever. I just hadn’t come up with a super simple way to make them. Until now. As often happens in the world of design you start working on one project and find the answers to another entirely different project along the way. These were originally going to be the wheels of a mini racecar, until I thread one Perler bead wheel onto the axel and realized I had a killer spinning top on my hand. Plus it was colorful and easy to make! Add to that the bonus of illustrating not one, but TWO scientific principles (white light and angular momentum) and I got a little giddy over this project.