Doughnut Spinner

Create a Doughnut where both inner and outer parts spin and explore the random combinations that arise

Version 1.0 (February 2021)


This activity guide will help you create a double spinning wheel where you can spin both the inner (social) and outer (ecological) dimensions of the Doughnut to generate random combinations you can then explore.

Do share back your own Doughnut Spinners with us, and we'll create a story celebrating them all.

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Why use it?

Have you ever wanted something playful and kinaesthetic to help you explore the many interconnections between the many dimension of the Doughnut?

If you have, the Doughnut Spinning Wheel might be just the thing for you!


Who is it for?

Facilitators, teachers and anyone who wants to bring some play into their presentations.


How long does it take?

60 minutes


What materials do you need?

 For the handmade spinner:

  • A cardboard box
  • 4 sheets of A4 paper
  • A pencil
  • A black marker pen
  • A ruler
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tack
  • A compass
  • Colouring in things

For the printed spinner:

  • A cardboard box
  • 4 sheets of A4 paper (optional)
  • A pencil
  • A ruler
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tack
  • A compass
  • A3 print out of the Doughnut (available in 23+ languages)
  • A craft knife (or similar)
  • A board to cut on



This tool was made by the DEAL Team



Activity guide in google sheets





    Nina Jeffries


    Taking a bite of the doughnut, absorbing, reimagining, constructing a new way of seeing is delicious.

    Alexandra Cook

    London, England, United Kingdom

    I'd like to bring doughnut economics into my KS3 Geography / KS5 Politics curriculum. Keen to collaborate with other educators.

    cristina sarris

    Athènes, Αττική, Grèce

    I wish to promote the Doughnut Economics framework in Greece to explore its applicability at the public and business sectors.

    Jacqueline Haarsma


    I am interested to change the way we teach economics


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