Have you ever wondered what you can do with old, scratched CDs and DVDs that you can’t play anymore?
Don’t throw them out! You can make all kinds of great things with them!
We love crafting with recyclables or with things that we’d normally throw in the trash, so when I come across a cd that doesn’t play anymore, I toss it into the craft cupboard so we can turn it into something fabulous! My daycare families know this so they send their old cds and dvds my way too, so we never have a shortage of cds to use for crafting!
Over the past couple of years, we’ve transformed quite a few of our cds into cds into adorable ornaments and instruments so I thought it would be fun to round them all up and share the whole collection with you, so without future ado, here are 10 terrific things to make with old cds!
Click through on the links to see the full instructions for each craft.
10 Things to Make with Old CDs
This Simple CD Bunny is perfect as an Easter decoration or for a letter “B” craft in preschool.
This CD and Coffee Can Wind Chime is perfect for a backyard play space or as a gift for someone who loves their coffee and their music!
See how easy it is to make gorgeous mosaic tiles from an old dvd or cd. It’s such a simple process, and the tiles can be used to decorate future craft projects!
Make a Glittered CD Ornament to hang on your Christmas tree! I love the way these cds shimmer in the light.
These CD Owls are just adorable! Hang them in a window or make a mobile for a child’s bedroom!
Who knew a cd could be so cute? We made these CD Chicks for Easter last year.
We made a whole bunch of these sweet CD Snowman ornaments for Christmas last year. The kids had fun decorating their faces, and I love how each one looked so unique.
I adore our most recent cd craft! We made these beautiful CD Wind Spinners in June, and they’ve been hanging on my deck all summer. You should see them spin when the wind catches them!
If your kids like making their own musical instruments, make a simple set of CD Cymbals to add to their homemade band.
And lastly, turn a few old cds into a vibrant cd sun catcher! We’ve hung ours beside our playhouse, and the hooligans love the way the sunlight bounces off the colourful discs.
And there you have it! Now, go and round up those cds you don’t play anymore, and get crafting!
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