I have a had a packet of new, bright coloured, sharpies sitting in my art cupboard for nearly two months. Every now and then I look at them and wonder what project will be worthy of cracking that plastic packaging and getting them out.
On the weekend I found a whole bunch of empty CD cases. I nearly threw them out, but then I had an idea… and idea that involved the CD cases and the brand new sharpies!
We made a CD case stained glass window!
To get started on your own CD case stained glass window you’ll need:
- Some old CD cases
- Some permanent markers (we used Sharpies)
- A ruler (optional)
- Something to cover your work surface
- Hot glue gun
I gave a short explanation about how the permanent markers would not wash off clothes, or furniture, or walls and then let my kids loose to add colour to the CD cases.
You need to pick which side of the case you will draw on, the side with the circular indentation for the CD or the nice flat square side. Once you have decided which side just set to work filling it in with lots of colours.
We used the rulers to make random intersecting lines on some of the CD cases (on the flat square side) which were lots of fin and easy for my smallest boy to colour in.
When all the CD cases were filled with colour we had a bit of fun holding them up to the sunshine to make the colours shine on the floor or our hands, as well as looking through them to see in multi colour!
Then we chose a few of our favourite coloured cases and arranged them in a rectangle. A few dabs of hot glue stuck them together easily and they were ready to hang in the window. Our very own CD case stained glass window!
Have you got any old CD cases lying around?
What else could you make out of them?