How to Make a Disco Ball With CDs
Here's how to recycle all those freebie and unwanted CDs and turn them into something funky and new.
1. Gather your unwanted CDs.
2. Cut each CD into little squares.
- Kitchen shears are better for this job. This could ruin a good pair of scissors. Also, the scissors shouldn't be thin, or else your hands will ache.
- To soften the CDs for cutting (and reduce splintering) dip the CD into boiling water without letting it touch the bottom of the pot. Pull it out before it starts to warp (this might take a little experimenting on your part to determine how long they need to be dipped). Use gloves to cut the CD while it's still warm.
3. Collect the squares in a pile. You will end up with all different sizes of little squares.
4. Fetch the Styrofoam ball and glue gun.
5. Put a hole through the ball with a bamboo skewer or any thing else. Run some fishing wire or a string through the ball and knot into a loop from which the ball can be hung.
6. Start by gluing the little squares from the center of the ball. Work your way up and down. Continue until the ball is covered. Leave the top of the disco ball, where the loop comes out, for last. It's a good place to put irregular bits and pieces because it's the least conspicuous.
7. Hang the ball. You now have a mini disco ball and you've reused the old CDs!