There is something special about making paper spinning tops that recaptures a tiny piece of childhood for me and hopefully for you. The model will be familiar to those who participated in the Origami Christmas Book from last year as I used the model for the front cover, turning it into a little Christmas tree.
This is an intermediate design and a true pleasure to fold, with three stopping points along the way and a second spinning top variation that inverts the original model, for those who want to keep folding. The diagram consists of 10 steps. The Star Spinner variation consists of a further three steps.
Along the way, you will fold a beautiful, open two-colored bowl at step 7, an equilateral square pyramid at step 8, and finally, with a little twist, the Spindle spinning top. If you choose to go further, you will have the galaxy in the palm of your hand with the Star Spinner. I hope you enjoy this model as much as I have.