DIY CD Coasters
These DIY CD Coasters are incredibly simple, easy and they’re a great way to re-use and repurpose old CDs that you no longer use. A fun and engaging kids crafting activity that also make great gifts for family and loved ones!
If you’re finding that your family are putting glasses and mugs down on wooden furniture and leaving watermark damage (despite your asking them not to), then this is a useful activity to help them remember to put their glass on their specially made drinks coaster. It’s a great way to explain to kids the effects of different temperatures on water and how this causes condensation and water beading on the outside of the glass. Nothing like a quick science lesson!
This craft is great for fine motor skills and is so quick and easy that it’s an appropriate and fun activity for a wide range of ages.
What you’ll need for DIY CD Coasters:
- Kitchen foil
- Craft glue
- Decorations of your choice for the coaster: eg. buttons, mini pom-poms, stickers, beads, shells, coloured paper pieces stuck onto the foil (you could paint over this with a waterbase sealer, glue and finish), coloured pasta, coloured rice etc.
How to make the DIY CD Coasters:
1- Lay out a piece of tin foil and use a side plate or a larger circular shaped object to draw around with a pencil
2- Cut this out of the foil and carefully wrap the cd in the foil as smoothly as possible
3- Using the tape, fasten the foil at the back of the CD, cutting off excess if necessary
4- Lay your decorations out on the coaster before you commence glueing, to get an accurate idea of spacing
5- Allow to dry thoroughly before use