CD cases are perfect for making and showcasing artwork.
Just a few days ago, we experimented with printmaking using CDs. It was a wonderful activity that both my daughter and I enjoyed. The paint on our prints had not even finished drying yet, before my daughter was asking what we could do with the CD cases. Since CD cases make wonderful frames with their clear plastic covers, we played around with different CD case artwork to showcase. Here were our favorites.
Since we love our nature arts and crafts, the first one had to be nature art.
My daughter and I went outside and gathered our nature materials. We used small leaves from bushes, flowers petals and flowers that were not too bulky.
We opened an empty CD case. One that is transparent in the front and back will work best.
We painted the round concave portion of the CD in black glue and then added our nature materials on top of the glue.
I do think it looked lovely as is, but we used the black glue to draw designs on the outside of our case for a more dramatic effect.
When the black glue has dried, you may glue the case shut using a bit of hot glue around the outside edge.
You may also choose to glue a loop of yarn into the case to hang it up.
My daughter loves working with black glue and anything nature, so this was perfect for her. She opted for a darker case, so the light didn’t travel in as well, but it still came out lovely.
The look of the black glue brought to mind suncatchers, so we made one of those too. We opened the CD and used a glue stick to glue down torn pieces of different colored tissue paper to inside of the CD. We used the black glue again to make a design on the outside front of the case.
We had fun playing around with different artwork. CD cases aren’t just for CDs anymore.
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