Fun and easy CD label art from Sharpies
This is a quick ten-minute craft that lets you decorate cds before you burn data to them, without needing to print labels or use a silly kit. The result is a colorful, fun cd that obviously wasn't made the normal way.
- CDs - It might be better to do this craft, then burn your data, in case you accidently scratch the cd.
- Sharpies, assorted colors
- A discman - The cheaper the better. It will probably be fine when you're done, but there's some chance of breaking it.
- Bobby pin, paper wad, or paper clip
We'll be using the discman as a sort of wheel for the CDs as we decorate them. This means tripping the little button on the discman so it will spin even with the lid open. Look around the edge of the lid for a small lever and button mechanism which tells the player that the lid is closed. When you find it, get creative with the bobby pin or paper clip and wadded paper until the button stays down on its own. Be careful whatever you come up with doesn't interfere with the free motion of the cd. Never press play without a CD in there, and always be careful to stop the CD before removing it (there's also a laser beneath the CD that can hurt your eyes).
Stick a CD in the altered discman and press play. Press a sharpie lightly to the CD, and watch as it creates fun stripes. Only use soft tip markers for this--trying to use a pen can make the CD shatter.