Picture of CD Scratch Art
On this instructable I will show you how to turn old CDs into pieces of art.
WARNING: This instructable will make it so that your CD will no longer work, so only use CDs you don't want.

Step 1: Ingredients

Old CDs
Sharpies or Paint
Needle, Tack and/or X-acto knife
caitlinsdad6 years ago
So, is creating CD plastic dust toxic? Is it charged like styrofoam particles and stick all over the place?
PKM caitlinsdad6 years ago
I believe the plastic is polycarbonate and the foil on the back is aluminium coated in lacquer. The polycarbonate is probably non-toxic, though I wouldn't breathe it in because I don't like having itchy lungs, and would advise the same for the aluminium. It has "been linked" to Alzheimer's disease, take that as you will. I can't comment on the styrofoam-like properties of polycarbonate dust, but sod's law says it will be. tl;rd- maybe do this outside but it's probably not going to kill you.
mechaninja PKM4 years ago
Strange thing (kind of off-topic), many vaccines have aluminum and\or in them, such as tetanus shots. Most doctors will say that in small amounts, these chemicals won't harm you, but if a mercury thermometer breaks in a public building, the floor or area is sectioned off and a professional hazardous cleanup specialist is brought in to "neutralize the threat."
Its just plastic.
h2oboy (author)  caitlinsdad6 years ago
the scratching dosent realy make a dust or anything like a fine powder
h2oboy (author)  h2oboy6 years ago
Its more like glitter.
Partex6 years ago
I don't get it! So you scratch on the non-shiny side and you see it on the shiny side?
ac1D Partex4 years ago
The "shinny side" is the art side, the plastic is only there to protect this data "film".
The "non-shiny" side is actually the shiny side.  A CD isclear and all the info is printed on one side and then covered by the CD art/label.
animan1 Partex6 years ago
take a cd and hold it flat on your hand now look verry closly and you can see thruough
Well, you're scratching the shiny film off.
MarkerMan15 years ago
Nice instrucable
When You Say Backwards, Do you mean like a mirror image? For example, would I have to write the word "hello" like i would see it in a mirror?
sharlston6 years ago
i did this when i was 6 i got the spindle of cd's then where the top of the spindle goes on there are little holes then i put a paperclip there like a turntable it was well cool
Really cool!