Here is an easy way to recycle an old CD into a spinner toy! We got this idea from the June/July 2010 edition of Family Fun magazine. The magazine suggested making the spinners in red, white, and blue for a fun Fourth of July craft, so that’s what we did today. But you can make them any color for any time of the year!
To make one, you need:
- An old CD
- A marble
- Colored pencils or markers
- Strong glue (Family Fun suggests Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate or hot glue. We used hot glue, and it was not strong enough – our spinners kept breaking!)
- A plastic cap from a water bottle or other similar size bottle
First, glue a marble onto the center of the CD. We made one with a big marble and one with a small marble. They seemed to spin equally well, although we decided that the big marble was a little more fun because it wobbled more.
Make a design on paper for the top of the CD, and glue it on. We cut out the center of the paper to help it lay flatter – the marble will bulge through the center a little bit. Then, glue a plastic cap on top. This makes a neat “handle” for easier spinning!