The ferris wheel art in the basement was leftover from my son’s circus-themed first birthday party.
I took quilting and embroidery circles and spray painted them black. My mom helped me tie string to look like spokes (we superglued the knots to make them sturdy) and then bought blue and red takeout boxes from Oriental Trading Company to use as the gondolas. (We also superglued the top gondolas in place because they were hanging a little wonky when they were freewheeling.) The base is a piece from the bargain bin at Ikea.
It was just enough work that I placed the ferris wheel in the play room after the party because I didn’t have the heart to disassemble it after making all of those spokes.