Links/Ideas - Make a Fish (or Bird) by Recycling CD's
Date Posted: 09:31:22 06/14/05 Tue
Subject: CD Fish craft
I seen a cute fish craft at a car show this week end. I'll try and explain it but it's hard to do w/o drawing it. You use two cd's lay one down words up. cut out craft foam to make a head fin heart for the lips, tail fin and bottom fin. They used yellow. Then you would glue them in place and then put the other cd words down glued.(fish body) Then they took a piece of craft foam and cut a piece to stick threw the cd holes to add the swim fins. Then they put a big google eye on both sides of it and hung it from their out door tent. It was real cute. I hope you can picture it. I wish I could have taken a picture of it, sorry.
[> Re: CD Fish craft -- Jodi, 09:58:49 06/14/05 Tue 
Well, silly me I found the instructions. I thought this was new, I guess it's not. I think they would be cute to hang by a childs window for a sun catcher or outside to distract birds from a garden
[> Re: CD Fish craft -- Lori, 10:07:21 06/14/05 Tue 
How funny you mentioned this. I am now in the process of making these for a craft fair in October. I use funky film or any glittery paper I find. I like the paper because it makes them catch the sun more. I do laminate the paper to make it stronger. If I can I will post a picture of one.
[> Re: CD Fish craft -- Frankie, Fla, 13:02:37 06/14/05 Tue 
Thanks for this idea Jodie, I have a stack of these CDs and a daughter that teaches kindergarten. She is always looking for something for the children. She's going to love it.
[> Re: CD Fish craft -- Mother Hen <>-<, 13:16:59 06/14/05 Tue 
I love this !
You can do Birds like this also !!!
THANK YOU !!
[> Re: CD Fish craft -- Diane From Pa, 14:34:09 06/14/05 Tue 
I have been making these for about 6 months now. They sell okay. I use different color fun foam for all the parts. One fish is not all yellow or red or blue. Each piece of fun foam is a different color on each fish. Very colorful. Hugs, Diane
Glue Advice When Making CD Fish
Date Posted: 18:30:23 06/15/05 Wed
Subject: the fish and birds from CD's...
what kind of glue? Directions don't say and the hot glue gun
doesn't work and neither does the tacky...
Before I mess up any more please tell what kind of glue you use to glue foam to vinyl.
[> Re: the fish and birds from CD's... -- Mother Hen, 18:52:00 06/15/05 Wed 
You could try the Silicone Adhesive that stuff sticks to vinyl , bath tubs , fish tanks, foam and even my fingers. I even like it to do 3D pictures with. Spread it thin or thick. It takes longer to set and dry , but I like it.
I hope this works for you.
[> Re: the fish and birds from CD's... -- Dianenanato5, 19:34:35 06/15/05 Wed 
Sunny take a look at this site and see if you can get help there. Hugz, Dianenanato5
[> Re: the fish and birds from CD's... -- Diane From Pa, 21:08:05 06/15/05 Wed 
When I make my fish - I use hot glue gun. I don't know why it is not working for you. Hugs, Diane
[> Re: the fish and birds from CD's... -- Sunny, 21:32:11 06/16/05 Thu 
thanx Motherhen and Dianenanato5 for the glue advice.
The hot glue just peels right off a vinyl cd when it cools.
I needed something more permanent. I found out today liquid nails works great on cd's.
How to Alter Instructions to Make CD Birds
Date Posted: 08:02:18 06/16/05 Thu
Author: Mother Hen
Subject: Bird Patterns site - CD ??
Near the center of this page are the patterns I use.
Ladies I have used the patterns for CD Birds , from this site , by taking the > tail, beak, wings and using the CD as the body.
I have not found or used another site idea, just this one.
Sorry if some of you were running the search sites for CD Bird patterns.
Forgive me please.
[> Re: Bird Patterns site - CD ?? -- Diane From Pa, 20:08:02 06/16/05 Thu 
I will give this a try. Did you just glue the wings onto the side of the CD? Or did you make it go through the hole in the center of the CD like the fish? Thanks alot. Sorry for all confusion. I just thought that it sounded like there was a picture and pattern for the bird.
[> Re: Bird Patterns site - CD ?? -- Mother Hen, 20:19:46 06/16/05 Thu 
I just tacky glued the wings on the side as shown on the picture.
I just learned about the fin through the hole.
That wing trick , just may be a new idea in the bird CD craft.
I am going to do some for the porch, and I will use the foam to have it weatherized for the rain even, and the Silicone Adhesive for the glue.
[> Re: Bird Patterns site - CD ?? -- CrazyMe-Ma, 21:59:13 06/16/05 Thu 
Would you have any pictures of the ones you made?? I'd love to see them )
[> Re: Bird Patterns site - CD ?? -- Mother Hen, 07:39:19 06/17/05 Fri 
The ones that we made were done in an after school group last year. You can get an idea of how they looked by visiting this site and in the middle of the page ,> there they fly. http://www.daniellesplace.com/html/christmas_page2.html
I'm gonna look through my back craft stuff or check at the Church to see if there are any around.
But I am gonna do some new ones with the foam.
The paper ones are easiest for the Children to cut out.
The foam is not an easy material for them to work with.
One my just be flying your way some day.
Mother Hen- Dorothy