Print Project

Recycled CD Ladybugs


  • Recycled CDs or DVDs
  • Fine grit sandpaper
  • Felt in various colors
  • Black craft paint
  • Large googly eyes
  • Round sponge applicators
  • White craft glue
  • Scissors


  • Trace one of your CDs onto a piece of paper and cut out. You will use this as your template.
  • Sand the surface of each CD/DVD lightly, just enough to knock off any gloss coating.
  • Trace the template onto a piece of felt. Cut the circle out of the felt. Repeat this process for all of the colors that you will be using for your ladybugs.
  • Draw a curved line on your paper template for the ladybug's head (see photo). The shape will resemble a football. Cut it out and use it as a template to cut how ever many heads you need for your ladybugs using black felt.
  • Glue the colored felt circles to the CD/DVDs, then glue the black felt head pieces on top of the colored circles.
  • Use a round sponge applicator dipped in black paint to add spots to the colored felt on each ladybug.
  • Glue on googly eyes to the black ladybug heads.