Make Cute Animals out of Old CDs

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Family Crafts at About.com created a bunch of animals out of old CDs! I’m excited about this craft–eventually every home begins to accumulate a stack of CDs that they have no use for anymore. What a great idea to recycle them into crafts!

Materials:

  • Old CD
  • Recycled felt or salvaged fabric
  • Googly eyes (or just draw eyes in)
  • Cotton balls
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Paint (optional)

Directions: Start by tracing around the CD onto the felt and cutting out the circle. Glue the circle to the CD and start adding the facial details, depending on which kind of animal you want to make. You can cut out eyes, ears, and spots out of the felt. Use a cotton ball for the nose. Use the pipe cleaners for whiskers and arms. You can use paint to add more features but you can get by without it. Same with the googly eyes–you can just draw in the animal’s eyes. Glue everything into place, let it all dry, and use them for room decorations, a mobile, magnets, gifts, and more!

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