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CD Spinners

I was looking for STEAM art projects for our school event, and was happy to find some spinning CD inspiration. Just a little prep, little expense, and lots of recycling of old CDs made this a winner.

  • Old CDs
  • Sharpie markers
  • Imitation pearls
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Paper cutter or other tool to cut skewers
  • Hot glue gun


  1. PREP: Cut bamboo skewers to 3″ or so lengths with paper cutter or other tool.
  2. Students color on the iridescent side of an old CD with Sharpie markers.
  3. An adult hot glues the bead into the hole of the CD.
  4. Students place the stick into the hole and spin away. I found most bamboo sticks to have a nice, tight fit, but if they are loose, use more hot glue to secure.

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