How can I make a roulette wheel for class?

How can I make a roulette wheel for class?

I have to do a presentation in class and need to make a sort of roulette wheel for the students to play a game with. It needs to be a board with choices and a spinner, what can i use to make this and where can I get the stuff from? I went to staples and couldn’t really find anything.

Question posted by: princess


Creating a DIY roulette wheel for your class presentation can be a fun and engaging activity. Here’s a simple way to make a roulette wheel using materials that are easy to find:


  1. A large piece of cardboard or foam board
  2. A marker or colored pens
  3. A protractor or compass for drawing circles
  4. A ruler
  5. A small nail or thumbtack
  6. A paperclip or a thin piece of plastic
  7. Scissors
  8. A glue stick or tape


  1. Use the protractor or compass to draw a large circle on the cardboard or foam board. The size of the circle will depend on the size of your roulette wheel.
  2. Divide the circle into equal segments based on the number of choices you want for the game. You can use a ruler and a marker to draw lines from the center of the circle to the edge, creating the segments.
  3. Write the choices or numbers in each segment using a marker or colored pens. You can also use different colors for each segment to make the wheel more visually appealing.
  4. Cut out the circle using scissors. Be careful not to damage the edges of the segments.
  5. To create the spinner, take the small nail or thumbtack and poke it through the center of the wheel, making sure it can spin freely. Be cautious not to hurt yourself while handling sharp objects.
  6. For the spinner arrow, use a paperclip or cut out a thin piece of plastic in the shape of an arrow. Attach it to the nail or thumbtack by bending the paperclip around the nail head or using tape to secure the plastic arrow.
  7. Test the spinner to ensure it spins smoothly and lands on different segments randomly.
  8. You can either hold the roulette wheel in your hand or attach it to a stand to keep it upright during the presentation.

With these simple steps, you should have a functional roulette wheel for your class presentation. Encourage the students to spin the wheel and have fun with the game!

One comment

  1. the first thing that comes to mind on the situation is use an upside down plate. you can cut out a hole in the center of the plate and glue a washer to the top and bottom over the hole, then use a bolt and two nuts, one on the top of the plate and one on the bottom. that should spin quite nicely

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