Spinners are a great tool to use in the classroom. They make math and language arts activities more fun, and add a dynamic touch to lessons. But give a student a paperclip and it will soon be bent, poking another student, or lost. Washi tape comes to the rescue once again!
Wrap all but the ends of the paperlclips (where the pencil will go) in a bright washi tape. The paperclips are still useable, but can’t be bent and are easy to identify as belonging to a spinner activity.