Scarily Thrifty Monsters

Scarily Thrifty Monsters
Scarily Thrifty Monsters
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Why spend money on craft projects when you can make Halloween crafts for kids from items lying around your house? Make Scarily Thrifty Monsters from materials you already own. Find uses for CDs that you no longer use by transforming them into ghoulish kids' crafts. Don't toss seemingly useless objects because chances are you can make amazing crafts from them. There are endless things to do with old CDs, including this fun project that is perfect to spook trick-or-treaters.

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts



Age GroupToddlers, Preschool & Kindergarten

Materials List

  • Old CDs or DVDs
  • Duct tape in solid and patterned colors
  • Googly eyes
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue


  1. Cover CDs with duct tape. We used solid colors for two of ours and a rainbow patterned tape for the third.

  2. Cut triangle shapes from contrasting tape (for solid tape CDs, use a patterned tape for the triangles and vice versa). Tape them around the sides of the CD.

  3. For mouths and teeth, cut a piece of white tape in a rectangle and stick to the front of the CD. Use a black marker to add lines and an outline around the teeth. For single teeth, cut a small rectangle or triangles and stick to the CD. Use a black marker to trace around to add an outline and to also add a line for the mouth.

  4. For a large eye, cut a piece of white tape about 4" long. Fold it in half and stick it to itself. Cut a circle from the tape. Do the same with black tape, only cut the circle smaller. Glue the black circle to the white circle, then glue the eye to the CD.

  5. Use glue to attach googly eyes to the other CD monsters.

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