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.

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Materials:

1 CD

1 marble

1 recycled cap from a bottle

Hot glue gun

Permanent Markers – Watercolor markers do not work!

Stickers, etc. optional

Materials:

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Directions:

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!

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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! 

Enjoy! 

Phyllis

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10 Comments

  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.
    Linda

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