I remember this craft from a craft blog from years ago, and I had to re-create it since everything shiny is to my daughter's liking!
I, like most people, have CDs that I burned but never used, so this is an easy up-cycle craft.
You need two CDs per creature, foam sheets (I got ours at Joann Fabric, right here in Brighton), tacky glue, scissors, scrap paper and a pen.
We started by tracing around the CD onto our scrap paper and added feet, tails, fins, beaks and lips.
Before we cut the shapes out of the paper, we made sure the tracing lines extended into the CD-area, as this area would secure the pieces in between the CDs. Once those shapes were cut out of scrap paper, we traced them onto the foam sheets and cut them out.
Next, we placed one CD with the shiny side down onto another piece of scrap paper (you know how easily glue gets everywhere ...) and added some quick drying liquid glue. We then arranged the animal shapes, added a little more glue to them and added the second CD shiny side up onto the first one, securing the foam pieces in between.
This is one creature-project that can do well without googley eyes, don't you think? You could make flowers or faces just as easily. The stunning thing about this craft is when the CD gets hit by light. A rainbow of colors shines through the room.
Try to brighten a rainy day!