Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Let's Get Crafty! Pt. 2

CD Sun Catchers 

Looking for a fun and creative way to teach your children about renewable energy? CD Sun Catchers demonstrate the generation of energy produced by the sun, including light and heat. Keep your beautiful sun-catcher as a fun decoration for any window or room. Or, for the winter holidays, give it out as a unique, hand-made ornament!


• Junk CDs
• Glue
• Decorations: Gems, jewels, beads, sequins
• Sandpaper
• Fishing line, cut into 2’ lengths
• Paint (any color)


STEP 1: Before starting, make sure the paint you use will work with the CD. Experiment with paint on a spare CD to check for adherence. Add a few drops of liquid dish soap to the paint if needed.

STEP 2: Lightly sand the CD on the side with the label in order to the dull surface.

STEP 3: Paint the sanded side. Let the paint dry.

STEP 4: Add decorations to make this sun-catcher your own! Glue sequins, jewels, or beads to either the painted or mirrored side. Let the glue dry.

STEP 5: After the glue dries, string the CD on fishing line so that it hangs freely. For extra decoration, use spare beads and jewels to string onto the fishing line before tying it off.

Enjoy your new creation!

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