spinning top with string | whip & peerie

(1 customer review)

£17.00

This spinning top with string’s a step up from the smaller type of spinning top spun between finger and thumb. It’s the ideal challenge for an older child. A great eco friendly birthday or Christmas gift.

  • handmade from local reclaimed Beech.
  • decorated with natural plant-based paint and oil.
  • personalisation option – make yours extra special. Please write your chosen name or initials in the ‘personalisation’ box at checkout.
  • presented in a hand woven, ethically made, cotton drawstring bag.
  • UKCA & CE safety certified for ages 3+.
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Description

naturally handcrafted

A traditional spinning top with string handcrafted from a solid piece of reclaimed local, Beech. Beech is tough which means it’ll withstand hard knocks with ease. The stick is made from FSC certified Beech and the cord is hand sewn, sustainable cork cord. The brass stud fitted on the base allows them to spin for a really long time.

Coloured and finished naturally using plant-based wood stains and an oil blended from only orange, lavendar and tree oils.

Pick your favourite part of the rainbow!

Approximate Measurements: Top 7 x 5 cm. Stick is 13cm long. Cord 35 cm long.

Receive an automatic 10% discount when you order 3 or more.

personalised

Make yours extra special by adding a hand engraved name or initials.

Please specify your chosen name or initials in the ‘personalisation’ box at checkout.

spinning technique

I remember going on holiday, aged 9, to the Isle of Arran on the West Coast of Scotland. Whilst there I bought a whipping top, or whip and peerie, as the Scots say. I remember being excited to see if I could make it work and find out how long it would spin for.

It wasn’t easy and in fact took a couple of weeks to get the hang of. The process of learning helped my coordination and taught me a lot about learning a new skill. The fact that I couldn’t do it straight away encouraged my curiosity and my tenacity. Plus, the pride I felt in myself when I could do it was that much greater.

Visit the creative activities page and watch my whipping top video to learn the secret to a great spin.

safe

UKCA & CE certified safe for children aged 3 years and older.

Warning: Due to the long cord which poses a danger of strangulation this toy is recommended for ages 3+. Do not allow young children to play with it unsupervised.

shipping and packaging

Plastic free, recycled & recyclable packaging.

Whipping tops are shipped within 5-7 days.

Royal Mail 2nd Class post is used to ship orders. If you’d prefer your order delivered more quickly select a shipping upgrade during checkout.

1 review for spinning top with string | whip & peerie

  1. gerard (verified owner)

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    A great little top. I love it and would recommend it without hesitation. A little perseverance is required to get the top spinning, but that’s half the fun. This was my second purchase and I was especially pleased at how well Liz was able to incorporate a suggested adaptation to the design of the top. I’ll be back.

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