Depending on the surface and the pull on the cord, this top can easily spin for 3 minutes. Because it is weighted perfectly, it achieves a precision aerodynamic balance that is rarely seen in a child's toy. A child can spin with the fingertips or use the holder to get a nice and smooth long spin. Simply place the top's wooden dowel in the holder, wind the cord with the birch bead and pull.
This top is left unfinished so a child could use paint or makers to color the top for a clever kaleidoscope effect.