In minutes, you can make tiny tops that are durable and compulsively twirlable.
Source: Kids Good Things 2006, Special Issue 2006
You will want to make several of these paper tops since some are sure to find their way into friends' pockets.
Thin strips of paper (quilling paper works well since it's already cut into long, thin strips)
Paint pens (optional)
Paint toothpicks with paint pens if you like; let dry.
Glue one end of a 24-inch-long strip of paper just above the toothpick's tip. Roll tightly, and secure the end with glue.
Glue on another strip and continue rolling; repeat about six times to make a disc 1 1/4 inches across.
To decorate, glue on thinner strips in other colors. Press the coiled paper between thumb and fingers to shape the top