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Old 01-10-2002, 07:30 AM
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Exclamation need ideas for demo cd's

I teach crafts to kids (3rd grade through 8th grade) at a Boys and Girls Club. A very generous person just brought me about 300 promotional cd's. I refuse to throw them away!!!!
Desperatly need craft ideas for all these cd's
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Old 01-10-2002, 07:56 AM
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Lightbulb CD photo frame

These are really cute! They make great Father's Day gifts too:

CD Photo Frame
http://www.thefamilycorner.com/famil.../cdphoto.shtml

I also found this
Disko Disk Mobile
http://www.thefamilycorner.com/archives/kids/15.shtml

I've also seen a beautiful Christmas tree made from these, but that's a little too far off!

About.com also has some neat ideas:
http://familycrafts.about.com/librar...ts/blcdtrt.htm

I'd love to hear more!
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Old 01-11-2002, 09:48 PM
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Here is some idea's on cd crafts:
wind chimes
sun catchers
coasters
candle holders
border, in place of wallpaper in a childs room
clocks

let me know if any sound interesting and I'll send the instructions
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Old 01-12-2002, 04:50 AM
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THE SUN CATCHERS AND WIND CHIMES SOUND INTERESTING!! HOW DO I MAKE THEM?
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Old 01-12-2002, 06:10 AM
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need ideas for demo cd's

Just wanted to say that I have seen CDs recycled by:

Hanging them in the garden and on fruit trees to keep the birds, etc. away

Made into mobiles...reflects sun as breeze moves mobile! ; )
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Old 01-12-2002, 08:36 PM
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chimes and catchers

To make both it's really the same idea/ way to make them

materials needed:
cd's 2-5 for chimes 2-8 for catchers
small drill bit
fishing line
metal pipe your choice of metal I like copper about 6" in lenght each ( for chimes)
snips/xacto knifes
glue
decorations ( optional)


Directions:

Glue 2 cd's together shiny side out

drill small holes around center to suspend chimes from about 3 still on the shiny part. another 3 on the clear part (optional)

around the outer edge drill 2 holes for each pipe ( ie: 6 pipes 12 holes)

drill holes in the tops of your pipe to feed your fishing line

Take 1 long lenght of line and 'sew' through the holes to the pipes to the matching holes in the outer edge of the cd's. Remember to have your pipes hanging at different legnths.

with the inner circle ( clear part) you cut designs in your remaining cd's ( suns, moons, rainbows, fish whatever you like)
take more line and hang these at various lenghts from the center.

the 3 left over holes is what you will 'sew' more line through to be able to hang it. Or if you are cofident with your knot tying do each hole seperate with a knot on the underside.

You can decorate the top with flowers, small ornaments what ever you feel will finish the project for you if needed.

Sun Catchers

you can do like a mobile suncatcher by replacing the pipes with more cut designs. Instead of sewing these you would do a line for each and top knot them. Again at staggering legnths.

Or cut a design drill one small hole at the top of it and hang in your windows.

The stained glass window paint gives a interesting effect to the cd's if you would like to add some color.

Have fun
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Old 01-16-2002, 04:45 PM
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CD crafts

If there are any that would like some rejected CDR's - I do have lots of them to recycle.....
Can't image paying all the postage to everyone, but I would be glad to send some to a worthy cause...

Email me privately if you are interested -- or if the moderator knows who could take them and distribute them better I would gladly make a box of 500 or so available to that source free.
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Old 01-16-2002, 07:24 PM
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Wind Chimes

I am so excited to see this! I am a Brownie Leader who was supposed to come up with an idea for making a chime. I have been trying to think of different options but my search is over. This is definitely the idea that I am going to use. Thanks! :D
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Old 01-16-2002, 07:32 PM
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Hi again

Hi...
I will be glad to donate some to your brownie troop.... so if you need CDR's let me know.... and how many you could use...you can send me a personal message, so that no one else can see your info if you'd like --

They would come from company I work for....and I will give you that info in advance too so you know...

So just say the word!!!
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Thanks for the offer but my hubbie works in computer area so we actually have quite a few taking up room in our basement. Looks like I'm actually going to get rid of something from it rather than adding to it.

I hope you can find someone who can use them. Thanks again!
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