This wonderful project was originated by Kristin of the blog Kleas. I came across the project on Crafty Crow and had to try it out. It's a perfect project -- very simple and a lot of fun to play with!

To get started making these sturdy little wooden tops, all you need are 1/4 inch thick dowels and some small wooden wheels from the craft supply store. Use a pencil sharpener to make a points at the ends of your dowels and then sand with sandpaper just above points. Keep working at it, round and round, until your dowels are thin enough to fit the holes in the wheels.

Cut your dowels to 1 3/4 inch lengths, sand the ends and insert the dowels into the centers of your wheels. They should fit snugly... if they're loose, you can apply a bit of glue.

Then paint, paint, paint...


Little Mr. B. said, " They sort of look like dancers standing on tip-toes, spinning around..."


  1. I love your work and your blog. Very lovely indeed. x

  2. oooohhh I like these, we may have to make some tomorrow.

  3. yes, thanks. I'll credit you too!

  4. What a great idea! I love wooden toys better than plastic ones. These tops would be perfect for little ones to play with! Thank you for the tutorial, Margaret! Shalom!


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