A long time ago eight-track tapes were all the rage. In no time we left those behind and we all turned to cassette tapes. The next thing you know it was cd’s. Eight-track and cassette tapes had their problems; the tape could get ruined or twisted but are cd’s really any better? They cost so much more money plus it’s really easy to scratch and mar them. That’s probably why people have invented all sorts of things you can make from cd’s. Instead of throwing them away you can simply recycle them into something new and useful.
Who doesn’t have a couple of scratched or useless cd’s lying around their homes? Did you know that they can be used to help a young child hold a handful of playing cards? Small hands have difficulty holding many cards, but with a cd card holder, they can hold as many as they want!
Choose two cd’s to make the card holder. They don’t have to match and can be any type of cd or cd rom. Although the disks can be used as they are the finished card holder looks much nicer if you first cover the cd’s with decorative cloth or paper. Use one of the cd’s as a pattern. Draw around it on the material, twice, and cut out the circles. Glue them to the label sides of the cd’s. If you use paper to cover the cd’s it can wrinkle easily as it dries. Place a book or other heavy item on the cd as the glue sets and it won’t wrinkle.
When the cd’s look like you want them to all you have to do to make the card holder is to glue them together. Not all the way, though. Apply glue to half of one cd. The adhesive is added to the side that hasn’t been decorated. Draw a line of glue straight across the cd, just above the hole, from one side to the other. Now brush the glue all over half of the disk, from the line, down.
Position the second disk over the first and press them together. Allow them to dry completely. To use the card holder simply hold the disk set at the glued area and slide cards, between the two disks, up at the top area. The glued-together disks hold the cards in place and make it easy for little hands to hold many cards!