Although we've been experimenting with all types of top-making materials over the past few days, I think that my favorite toy was made using only one ingredient - masking tape! "Tape helps" has been an unofficial mantra for solving consistency issues at marble machines for a long time, but it's not often that we use this versatile building material on its own. From now on I'll be able to satisfy that primal urge to spin a top even if all I can find to build one is an old roll of masking tape (or as I tested yesterday in the TS, slightly used tape from around the table). I took some photos along the way so now you too can follow the how-to guide and try it out. It's really fun to play with the designs and feels almost like sculpting clay as you try to get the balance right. It's a great idea for a stocking stuffer for shopping procrastinators (or better yet just throw a roll of tape in there and let 'em build their own.
Spin for hours of entertainment.
It's that easy. Have fun!