Printmaking with CDs offers a variety of options and is easy for preschoolers to adults.
If you follow us regularly, it is probably no surprise that we are a bit obsessed with printmaking. We love stamping and printing with everything and anything. Recyclables and common household items are our favorite materials to use. If you are like us, you most likely have a few old scratched up CDs or DVDs sitting around. Well don’t toss them out just yet, instead how about experimenting with some of these simple printmaking with CDs ideas.
What you will need:
Old CD or DVD
Yarn Wrapped CD Prints
Cut a long strand of yarn and wrap it around the outside of the CD and through the center of the disc. Paint over the yarn strands with tempura paint. Press your CD onto a piece of paper to reveal your prints. The yarn leaves a great sunburst design.
With the Fourth of July only a week away, these prints are also perfect for colorful fireworks.
Next, we used cotton swabs to create lovely designs.
Paint the CD in the color or colors of your choice first and then wipe off the paint with your swab, as you draw your designs. Press your CD onto a piece of paper.
You can also use pieces of tape as another resist option. Cut strips of tape and place them on the CD. Make sure that the tape hangs over the edge so that you are able to remove the tape easily. Paint over the CD and tape and then remove the tape before making your print.
Lastly, simply paint directly onto the CD. Paint a picture, a landscape, or just a fun design.
Play around with this and have fun. There are a ton of possibilities.
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