Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Uses for Old CDs

Have you ever wondered what you could do with old CDs that might be useful or creative?
Kellie from the Regarding Nannies team asked me if I could find some ideas for what to do with old CDs.
Last year I went to the Mastadon Art and Science Fair (which is by the way the largest combined art and science fair in the nation, so if you live in the St. Louis area, you definitely don't want to miss it) and we did a fun project where we took Sharpies and decorated our CDs with beautiful designs. Then we took the tab from a pull top can and inserted it into the middle hole, it fit perfectly and thin you had a spinning top that made a beautiful pattern out of your art as it was spinning. You could make several of these and have races or contests to see whose top spins the longest.

We also took old CDS, strung them with fishing line and hung them from the gutters of our house to keep the birds from flying into our atrium windows.

I found the following sites that offer more creative ideas for recylcling used CDs.
The last one that shows the video on how to make the hover craft is my favorite!
If you have additional ideas on how to recycle used CDs please feel free to add them in the comments section.
This blog has a lot of great ideas!

Here are some more you might want to check out.

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