1. Cut out tiny tiles to make a disco ball.
Make a few tiny ones for tree ornaments, and then use them again for a New Year’s Eve party.
You can make it this way too, without chopping up the discs.
2. Cut up CDs and make animal sculptures.
The Australian artist Sean Avery made these owl and meerkat sculptures.
3. Re-create “The Rainbow Fish.”
Remember how much The Rainbow Fish taught you about being an individual? It’s time to pay tribute with your old CDs.
4. Hang a few in your garden.
Hanging old CDs in your garden is a good way to redirect sunlight to areas that get less sun, and a few dangling CDs can make a scarecrow much more effective. This also works well for chicken coops.
5. Put a few in your bag during hikes to use as emergency signal mirrors.
More about signal mirrors here.
8. Make some installation art.
Bruce Munro made this landscape, titled “Blue Moon On A Platter,” out of used compact discs at Waddesdon Manor in England.
9. Use one as an ice scraper in a pinch.
If you don’t have any tossable CDs, jewel cases are also an option for this one.
10. Erase your data with mini tesla coils.
11. Or with a motor and a pin.
12. Or in the microwave.
You shouldn’t do this one, since it’ll probably make your food taste bad.
13. Use a balloon to make this hovercraft toy.
15. Make your own guitar picks.
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