If you like to recycle, there are a few crafts you can make from recycled CDs, DVDs and also it's cases too. For example, you can turn a CD or DVD into a Christmas ornament with a little glitter glue, puff paint and a piece of ribbon.
You can also make coasters from a few old CDs/DVDs, white cotton lace and glue or you can turn an empty CD case into a picture frame.
You can also turn a CD/DVD into a fish. To make this you will need to first draw a fish template on a piece of paper, color it and cut out the eyes, fins, tail and face and glue it on the CD/DVD.
CD / DVD Case Pencil Box - Learn how to make a pencil box out of a CD / DVD case.
2008 CD Case Calendar Start your new year off with a cute cd case calendar to display on your desk or cabinet.
Baseball Card Frame - Instructions to make a frame to display your collectible baseball, Pokémon, or other cards from old CD cases.
Basic CD Mini Scrapbook - - The most basic of CD minis. Take a bunch of reclaimed CDs, slap on some pretty scrapbooking papers, photos and an embellishment here and there. Punch a hole; add a book ring and wallah! One CD Mini Album.
Bump Up a CD Ornament - Make a shiny ornament for any holiday with a recycled CD.
Canada Day Coaster - - The templates were originally made for a CD (which is 4.75 inches in diameter), but anything that's round and about the same size works... Make sure you ask an adult before you start gluing things to CD's!!
Carry Along CD Holder - - Make a foam holder to protect your favorite CD when you bring it to a friend's house.
CD Angel Craft - Instructions to make an angel's face from an old Cases
CD Beaver - - Instructions to make a beaver out of old Cds.
CD Box Picture Frames Crafts Project with Recycled Magazines Want an inexpensive but unique picture frame that you could give out as gifts to your loved ones? This is just the craft for you. Bring out the old magazines and clip out pictures to add on to your frame for a blasting style.
CD Campfires : Rock Crafts Ideas for Kids - Recycle an old CD and make this fabulous miniature campfire! This makes a perfect gift for campers who love roasting marshmallows in the great outdoors.
CD Case Picture Frame - Our CD photo frame makes a great gift for Mother's Day or Father's Day!
CD Case Frame For Dad - Make Dad glad! Turn an old CD case into a bright and bold picture frame with a message.
CD Case Picture Frame - This craft idea came from Shane who posted it on our bulletin board. This would make a great Mother's Day or Father's Day gift.
CD Coasters - How to make fancy table coasters using old CDs.
CD Crafts II - Seems like everyone is saving CDs and using them for crafts.
CD Daisy Puppet : Sock Crafts Ideas for Kids - Make a flower using an old CD, a paper plate, a sock, and a few other supplies.
CD Dreamcatchers : American Indians Crafts Activities for Children - - Find out how to make a unique dreamcatcher using old CDs.
CD Rom Fish : Underwater Crafts Projects with Fish - Instructions to make a cute, hanging fish out of old Cds.
CD Fish : Fish in the Ocean Crafts - Using whatever foam paper you prefer, cut out the fish's lips, fins, and tail. Glue the lips and fins to the side of the cd. Spead glue all over the side of the cd that everything else is glued to.
CD Flash Dancers : Suncatcher Crafts for Kids - Make a unique sun catcher using old CDs
CD Holder Mini Album : How to Make Photo Albums - - Turn your old CD holders into a CD holder mini album. Just when you thought that all they were good for was for holding your CDs or mailing them...
CD Locker Magnet : Locker Decoration Craft for Kids - What a fun way to decorate the inside of your locker and display your best friends at the same time!
CD Masterpiece Craft - Explains how to incorporate a CD into a painted masterpiece.
CD Ornament - Create a personalized ornament to add to your collection by using a recycled CD!
CD Photo Frame - Make a photo frame from a CD.
CD Photo Ornament - Use these free directions and pattern to create a photo Christmas tree ornament using an old CD.
CD Rom Fish - Instructions to make a cute, hanging fish out of old Cds.
CD Rom Pumpkin : Halloween Jack o' Lantern Crafts Ideas for Children - Here is a quick and easy way to make a Halloween Pumpkin using a CD Rom.
CD Ornament - Create a personalized ornament to add to your collection by using a recycled CD!
CD Space Ship Craft : Space Ship Crafts for Kids- Kathryn submitted this project as part of this Make-It-Over craft challenge. She explains how she created this great space ship using two CDs and a few other supplies.
Circle Bear Craft - This craft can be used to teach a variety of skills. You don't have to use all the thoughts for lessons... just choose the ones you're working on with your child.
Clip-Art Calendars : How to Make Your Own Calendars Ideas for Children - Forgot to get agift? Print out our pretty 2008 desk calendar and prop it up in a CD jewel case.
Cool Paper Cd Case !!! Flower Design Origami Directions - Make coolest Flower cd case origami .Really Easy :)
Disco Ball CD / DVD Suncatchers Craft - Seems like everyone is saving CDs and using them for crafts. We had 100's of responses -- many for suncatcher, mobiles and ornaments. Our favorite suggestion for this disco ball submitted by Kellie of Fayetteville AR. We also have posted several other ideas including an ornament and a picture frame Here is a Disco Ball Sun Catcher craft.
Fish CD Rom Craft : Fish Crafts Ideas for Kids - A very interesting decoration to make for your room!
High Tech Crafts - Low Tech Efforts - AOL, Earthlink, whoever — they keep sending you sign-up demo CDs. You hate throwing them out, because they're, you know, neat-looking, but you just don't know what to do with them. The answer: crafts galore!
Ice Skater CD Craft - Instructions to make an ice skater on an old Cd.
Jewel Case Picture Frame : Making Cases Crafts Activities for Children This project creates a unique decoration for your child's room, and recycles at the same time. And the best part about this arts crafts for kids project is that one of the three cd cases you use can even be cracked!
Library Book CD Holder - - These useful books are made with plastic canvas created to store about 10 CDs in one holder.
Locker Pockets - These simple magnetic foam envelopes are great for storing assorted school supplies and CDs.
Make a Calendar From a CD Case - With a clever trick, a recycled CD case becomes a clever display for a desk calendar. Make your own calendar design, or download mine* (if you like pirates!).
Make a CD Cardinal Make this lovely cardinal and then expand on this idea to create a variety of different birds.
Monkey CD Rom Craft for Kids to Make - Materials you will need for the monkey are a CD Rom, printer, glue, scissors, something to colour with and a piece of paper (I prefer construction paper).
Painting with Melted Crayons on CDs to Make - - Now that all my kids have grown up I have a box full of crayon stubs, what am I going to do with them?
Photo Frames from CD Boxes - Why not get your children to help you create some frames with bits and pieces you have lying around your house? You will all have great fun doing it and will produce fun little frames that will be especially treasured because the kids had a hand in making them. Be warned – this idea is addictive!
Pokemon CD Crafts - Templates for Pokemon CD Crafts....
Poliwag Pokemon Craft for Kids with CDs and Felt - Instructions to make the Pokemon Poliwag character using old CDs.
Pumpkin CD Making Arts and Crafts Projects - Plant this recycled CD pumpkin in amongst your vines, or turn it into a Jack O' Lantern pumpkin for your fridge or locker.
Recycled CD Easter Bunny Chalk Board Craft for Kids - Such a wonderful way to recycle those unwanted CD's that arrive in the mail - make an adorable Easter bunny chalk board!
Recycled CDs into Adorable Animals with Felt - Find out how to make a variety of animals, bugs, and even birds using unwanted CDs and some basic craft supplies. They can be used for room decorations, magnets, gifts, and so much more. You can start out by making the creatures I designed and then start creating your own. This is a great craft for all ages and the time it takes to complete each creature will vary depending on how much you embellish it.
Recycled CD Snowman Making Project - Recycle a CD and a juice can lid ornament in this Christmas craft to make a snowman ornament.
Recycled Soda Bottle Fish Mobile Craft for Children - Colorful tropical fish or goldfish swim around in a gentle circle when you suspend them from a recycled CD to make this fish mobile. The finished mobile would look great hung in the corner of a child's room!
Ric Rac Potholder Activities - This potholder is made in 2 parts, the front and the back. They are made exactly the same then stitched together with the basic sc around the edge. It can also be made in to a hot pad or trivet by just inserting an old CD just before closing up the edges.
Saturn Model Activity Project- Put together a model of Saturn.
Slice of Summer CD Potholder - This potholder is fast and easy to make. To make it sturdy, a CD is placed in the center. Change the colors used for other slices of fruit.
Snowflake CD Spinning Tops - Pre color or print to color these snowflake images onto self-adhesive CD labels. Affix the labels to old, obsolete or junk mail CDs.
Standing Picture Frame - Instructions to make a picture frame to sit on a table top from old Cd cases.
This Little Piggy CD Craft - Instructions to make a pig face out of old Cds and a bathroon tissue roll.
USA Flag Coaster Activities for Children - The templates were originally made for a CD (which is 4.75 inches in diameter), but anything that's round and about the same size works... Make sure you ask an adult before you start gluing things to CD's!!