DIY Compass

Have you always wondered how a compass works and what it actually shows? Use our crafting instructions to make your own compass and find out which direction is north.
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Warm weather is right around the corner. Which is of course the perfect time to set out on new and colorful adventures. With our homemade compass, you’ll always stay on the right track and easily get to know the compass directions.

What you need:

  • scissors
  • needle
  • magnet
  • craft glue and/or tape
  • bottle top
  • bowl with some water
  • free downloadable Affenzahn-template or the packaging of your velcro-badge

Step by step instructions

Step 1: Print out the crafting template (it works best on card stock). If you have a "velcro patch" packaging, you don't need to print anything and can continue directly to the next step.

Step 2: Cut out the compass disc from the crafting template or the packaging along the dotted line.

Step 3: Glue the compass disc onto a screw cap with a little craft glue.

Step 4: Pull the needle over the magnet several times.

Step 5: Now stick the needle onto the compass disc with a little craft glue or adhesive tape. The needle tip should point to "N".

Step 6: Now all you have to do is place your handmade compass in a bowl filled with water. The compass needs to float on the water.

Step 7: The compass will now automatically be aligned in the water, and you can easily read where north, south, east and west are. And now off to your new adventures. 😉

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