CD Spinners

Posted by on January 8, 2015 in Art Project, Crafts | 10 comments

These Recycled CD Spinners appeal to both boys and girls. That’s unusual for most crafts. So, when there’s an idea for something that works for both, I am sure to use it when my grandchildren are around. Not only is it a craft, but it’s fun to have contests on whose spinner lasts the longest! It, also, fits in for any season as it can be decorated in any way! It’s a great way to reuse and recycle a CD and bottle-top into something fun! The only extra material needed is a marble.

 I CD Spinner



1 CD

1 marble

1 recycled cap from a bottle

Hot glue gun

Permanent Markers – Watercolor markers do not work!

Stickers, etc. optional


CD Spinnner



First, decorate the CD with permanent markers or stickers, etc.

Next, glue marble into the CD hole on the bottom side. Use a glue gun.

Finally, glue cap on the center of the CD decorated side. (I used a milk bottle cap, but any cap will work.)

Let dry and SPIN!

CD Spinner


Notice how the 1/2 red and 1/2 blue circle turns purple while spinning. The black is invisible! This CD Spinner is a great color wheel project, too.

You probably already have these materials  on hand. Try it! Kids love this craft! 



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  1. We love finding uses for all those CDs that won’t burn correctly when copying files. This is a great one! Pinning!

    • yes, great use for them!
      If you have lots, donate them to a school. It’s a great school project!

  2. Pinned! so cute and easy. I have a bunch of marbles that were too big for the marble run. Now I have a use for them.

    • Great! Perfect use for those marbles! Thanks for pinning!

  3. Such a neat idea!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  4. What a great idea , so glad to find another grandparent! Visiting from #flourMewithLove

    • Thanks! We are few and far between, I think!

  5. very creative love it

    • Thanks! Simple, but fun!

  6. This is such a cute idea. My granddaughters would have fun making them too. Thanks for sharing.

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