Got old CD cases? Here’s a great way to use them: create greeting cards using oil pastels and Sharpie. Our 5th and 6th graders made Valentines, birthday cards and more during a single 40-minute class.
- CD jewel cases (trays removed)
- oil pastels
- rubbing alcohol
- baby oil
- baby wipes for clean up
Sharpie on the Outside, Oil Pastel on the inside
Students start by drawing a design on the front of the CD case using a black Sharpie. Then they open up the case and color the inside with oil pastel. The process is repeated on the back of the case. A lot of students wrote personal messages on the back of the case.
It’s easy to fix mistakes. Rubbing alcohol will remove Sharpie. Baby oil will remove oil pastel. Our 5th and 6th graders fixed their own mistakes.
Keep it neat:
CD cases trap the oil pastel-mess on the inside of the case. These greeting cards can travel home without making a mess in the backpack.
At clean up time, wipe down the tables with baby wipes.
EASY! Plus you are keeping those old CD cases out of the dump!