What to Do With CDs: 18 Recycled Crafts from Household Items

By: Jaclyn Holtzman, Editor,
What to Do with CDs

Your little ones probably don't even know what a CD is, but if they hunt around your house, I'm sure they'll find some of your ancient treasures. CD stands for compact disc, and, believe it or not, before iPods and the like, that's how people listened to music. Now that CDs have no purpose, your little ones might as well put them to good use. Your kids can follow this guide to find out what to do with CDs rather than just pitching them in the garbage. CDs are a perfect circle, and so they are the ideal base to many craft projects. Turn that circle into a ladybug's body, a monster's face, or the surface of a gorgeous mandala. When your kids make crafts from household items, the cost of crafting is reduced greatly, leaving you more allowance for other awesome treats.

Your kids can play games, escape on a camping trip, and scare off trick-or-treaters all with the same simple item: a compact disc. We even have craft ideas for what to do with CDs' cases because there are bound to be tons of those lying around as well. Sure, you could go to the store and buy toys for kids and cute decor for their room, but nothing tops homemade toys for kids and handmade decorative crafts that they made themselves.

Stop wondering what to do with CDs, and let your kids start making crafts from household items. You'll find that the clutter in your house will magically be reduced when they use those otherwise useless items to make something great. Save money, clean up your house, and have your kids decorate their room with awesome crafts for kids.

Homemade Toys for Kids

CD Space Craft

Your little ones can have some fun with your old treasures when they transform them into homemade toys for kids. They can meet aliens, make s'mores, and spin until they drop with these clever crafts from household items. When the fun level is rising and the cost is falling, you can only expect the best results.

Decorative Crafts for Kids

Spectacular CD Weaving

Decorating your kids' room with crafts for kids is way more fun than hanging paintings they don't even like. They can embark on a crafting journey and they'll figure out along the way what to do. With CDs they can make absolutely anything that they can imagine, so let them ignore the rules, and just create. They'll find that their amazing decorative crafts for kids get lots of admiring comments from visitors.

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