Rainbow illusion yo-yo DIY.

Rainbow Illusion Yo-yo

Hi again! It’s Heidi from Hands Occupied. Because I’m an adult, I’ve rekindled my interest in yo-yo after buying one on a whim. As you can see from the dings in the yo-yo’s plastic, I’ve been hard at work on my sweet tricks, but I got tired of looking at the plain green plastic. I was pinning recently and found myself inspired to improve my yo-yo after seeing a rainbow fan idea. When you play with this yo-yo, it spins, turning the red, yellow and blue into a rainbow.

Supplies

  • white, red, yellow & blue paper, all 8.5 by 11 inches in size
  • computer printer
  • Mod Podge Super Gloss
  • paint brush
  • rubbing alcohol
  • scissors
  • this template

Directions

Measure your yo-yo’s diameter. If it’s 2 inches like mine, you can use my template as-is. If it’s bigger, you’ll need to scale the template up or down to the appropriate size. Print the template on each of your white, red, yellow and blue pieces of paper. Cut out one slice of red, blue and yellow paper for each side of your yo-yo (so two slices in each color). Leave the white templates whole.

Rainbow Illusion Yo-yo

Working carefully, cut out the white circles from the template. Grab a slice of each primary color.

Rainbow Illusion Yo-yo

Hold your white circle up to the light, with the lines facing away from you.

Rainbow Illusion Yo-yo

Paint a layer of Super Gloss Mod Podge onto three of the slices, with one dry slice between each.

Rainbow Illusion Yo-yo

Stick your primary color slices to the Mod Podge with any visible lines facing down.

Rainbow Illusion Yo-yo

If your yo-yo isn’t clean, wipe it down with some rubbing alcohol now. Paint a generous layer of Super Gloss Mod Podge onto one side of your yo-yo, and center the paper circle on it. My yo-yo has a nice little ridge on it that was helpful in placing my paper circle.

Rainbow Illusion Yo-yo

Paint another layer of Mod Podge over the top of the paper, sealing down the edges of the primary color slices. Let dry completely, repeat the whole process on the other side of the yo-yo, and you’re ready to spin rainbows!

Rainbow Illusion Yo-yo

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