Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Oooh, Shiny!

Saw a post on CD mobiles and thought "What a great idea!"  These things look pretty dang cool, and we all know our kids love shiny things.  Ok, we ALL love shiny things :)  I'm willing to bet we all have CDs and DVDs that have been mysteriously destroyed or worn out over the years, so this is something easy, and cheap, for anyone to make with the kids.  Check out these pictures of mobiles I've found

A little fishing line, a stick or dowel rod, hanger, or something else around the house to tie the line to, and you're ready to start creating!  The kids can paint, glue sequins to, or decorate the CDs any way they like.  One cool thing you can try also is putting a CD into the microwave for a couple seconds.  It literally only takes a second, so stay right there at the microwace and watch it carefully.  The label on the CD will crinkle up and give it a really cool effect like this

So give it a try and let me know how it turned out, and send some pictures to share!  The boys and I might try this some time in the next week or two, so I'll post some pictures up for you.

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