Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Recycling Cd's

This is the first time I have posted using an iPad so we will see how it goes :)

The kids and I had some great fun on the weekend decorating some cd's for a school art project.  They turned out really great and really the photos don't do them justice.  It's been a while since I shared so I thought this was a good one to break the drought........

So how were they done?......


Cd's different colours
Sandwich toaster or oven
Aluminium foil
Tea towel
Sharpie permanent markers
Hot glue gun
PVA glue
Scatters, glitters, buttons etc
Optional: mod podge


1.  Colour on the shiny side of the cd with sharpies in any pattern.  (For the flower we just used the cd's as they were, no colour added)

2.   Turn on sandwich toaster and put cd on wire rack (use aluminium foil underneath cd to prevent it melting over rungs...unless you want that look).  Mine doesn't have a temperature control, just a bake option so if using an oven I guess you would turn it up quite high).  Keep an eye on it.  It only takes a few minutes until they start warping and this is when you can mould them into shapes if you want to but be careful they are HOT.  Use tongs and a tea towel.  On the flatter cd's we used some glitter during the melting process.  If you do this watch CLOSELY.  The glitter can burn quickly.  You just want the colour of the texta to be absorbed slightly and the glitter to melt a little.

3.  You can use a bottle, bowl or jar to place underneath the cd to use as a mould and create the shape you want but work fast.  They re harden quickly!

4.  Once cooked and shaped you can decorate.  We just used PVA and stuck on the scatters etc.  You can finish it by adding a layer of clear drying PVA over the complete surface or a layer of mod podge.

5.  Hot glue on wire for stem if making the flower.  I coloured the wire in with a Sharpie.  I used another Cd to cut out the leaf shape.  Keep in mind a Cd is easier to cut when it's still pliable from the oven.

I hope you enjoyed this one.  I know we did! :)

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