A wooden yoyo makes a great toy for a kid – decorate them with your favorite scrapbook paper, Mod Podge and Extreme glitter paint. These are so fun!
I guess if I were to be describe by a toy, a wooden yoyo would be a good description. I can be a bit of a fruitcake, but in a very good way, I promise.
I’m an Aquarius – you have to forgive me! We have our heads in the clouds. So the yoyos. When I spotted these wooden yoyos at Michaels, I squealed. Can I tell you that a large part of my childhood was spent practicing with my Duncan?
The funny thing is that I had more than one. These were competition quality yoyos, my friends. My brothers and I had them and learned all sorts of tricks. I could walk the dog, do the sleeper and more.
I even watched the Yo-Yo Man (on the Smothers Brothers). And know I’m realizing that I’m an enormous dork, so I should probably move onto the wooden yoyo tutorial before I embarrass myself further.
I blame my mom, since she’s the one who bought us the yoyos. If you want to do the same to your children, then follow these instructions.
Wooden Yoyo DIY
Gather These Supplies
- Wood yo-yos – Creatology at Michaels. Yes, these actually work!
- FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Ballet Pink and Blue Ink
- FolkArt Extreme Glitter – Hologram and Royal Blue
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Scrapbook paper
As I’ve written this entry, I’ve become intrigued by yo-yo’ing again, and I might have to take it back up.
I think I’m going into a “state of yo.” Peel the stickers off.
Trace the yo-yos onto your scrapbook paper. I used two different scrapbook papers, as you saw. Obviously you’ll need two circles – so do it twice.
Cut the circles out carefully. Set the paper aside.
Paint your yo-yos. If your papers are thick enough, just paint the edges. I didn’t worry about painting down into where the string was. Allow to dry.
Put a medium layer of Mod Podge down onto the yo-yo and spread out – put the paper down and smooth thoroughly.
Wipe away any Mod Podge that comes out the edges when you are spreading. Allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes and then repeat with the other side.
I wanted a little “schwing” added to the outside rim of both yos, so I added FolkArt Extreme Glitter. I added Royal Blue (which I have a “pre-release jar” of) to the Blue Ink and Hologram to the Ballet Pink. I allowed to dry and gave two coats.
I even went “wild and crazy” with the pink wooden yoyo – I did flowers one side and dots on the other. Now time to show all my friends and family my amazing yoyo tricks!