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How to Make CD Robots

Updated: Apr 4, 2020

Artists Ages 3-8 Can Make This Cool Art!

About the Project

CD Robots is one of our favorite projects! Rather than throw away any old CDs or DVDs your parents may have around the house, we love to repurpose those into this cool work of art. All you'll need to do is be able to make a collage with your glue stick to make your robots!

SUGGESTION: Parents, please cut up the CDs before this project and supervise to make sure kids do not scratch themselves or harm themselves trying to cut CDs.

What You'll Need

- Board (to mount your project on)

- Broken CD Pieces

- Glue Stick

- Scissors

- Permanent Marker (for details)

Step 1: Start Building Your Robot

Think about what kind of robot you want to build! You can make any kind of robot you like. It can be a boy or girl, dancing, working, or just posing funny. Start by building the body and figuring out your composition. Composition is where your subject is going to be on your paper.

PRO TIP: If your pieces are too big and you want smaller ones for details, you can cut the CDs into the shapes you want. But, be careful cutting the CDs into smaller pieces! They're pretty thick. Ask a parent for help if you need it!

Before gluing pieces down, go through all the pieces first and find the ones you out. Lay them down on your paper to figure out their position. You can even add details like hair, shoes, and more! It's your art, so make it your own.

Step 2: Make A Setting

Let's make this sculpture SUPER cool by putting our CD robot in a setting. Your robot can be in the mountains, in grass, on the beach, or wherever else you want it to be. Add CD shapes to help illustrate the background setting.

Step 3: Glue Down the Pieces

Grab your glue stick because now we're ready to glue ALL the pieces on! Pick up one piece at a time, make sure you use a lot of glue on the back, and stick it right back where it belongs. It's ok to take your time on this step to make sure everything goes where it needs to and that it sticks well.

Step 4: Add Details

Now, let's add some details. Use your black sharpie to draw the face, buttons, and lots of details on your robot. You can decorate anywhere you want on your CD robot.

The Final Product!

And Remember... Keep Making Cool Art!

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