WATCH: DIY fidget spinner using common household items

JOHANNESBURG, 20 June 2017 - Make your own Fidget Spinner using common household items. Video: eNCA
JOHANNESBURG, 20 June 2017 - Make your own Fidget Spinner using common household items Photo: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - If you would rather not spend your money on the latest toy craze - a fidget spinner - you can make your own.

DIY YouTube star, Megan Weller, shares her secrets for making the gadget, using water bottle caps and other household items.

A fidget spinner is a toy that is marketed as a stress or boredom reliever.

It is advertised as helping people who have trouble with focusing or fidgeting (like people with ADHD, autism, or anxiety) by acting as a release mechanism for nervous energy or psychological stress.

Experts are divided on these claims though, with some supporting it and others disputing its scientific basis, arguing that the toy may be in fact be distracting. 

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