1. Using a pair of scissors, cut the CDs into the shapes you want. I used tear, leaf and rectangle shapes in this tutorial.
If you have good ideas for recycling and crafts and want to share it here, let me know by commenting below. You can also give me an ART CHALLENGE by telling me the materials to use and the artwork you want me to do. :)
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