In this instructable, (which happens to be my first), I will show you how to make an awesome transparent guitar pick out of a few household materials.
The basic idea for making homemade guitar picks is not entirely original, but here I have tweaked the old method to make it sick nasty and see-through. Enjoy!
Step 1: Things You'll Need
Here's what you'll need:
1. An old CD
2. A pen or pencil
3. A guitar pick
Step 2: Taping the Pick
Make a small circle of tape that will fit onto the back of the guitar pick. Use it to secure the pick onto the CD.
Tip: If you are using a pencil, Stick the pick on the top of the CD. Pencils wont work on the back.
Step 3: Tracing the Pick
Using the pen or pencil, trace the taped-down pick and pull it off. This will leave the outline of the pick where it was taped.
Step 4: Cutting It Out
Cut along the outline with the scissors. As you cut, little bits of shiny stuff will go everywhere, so cut over a trash can or table.
Peel all of the remaining shiny stuff off of the pick.
What you will end up with is the crude outline of a guitar pick with jagged edges. But wait! It's not quite done yet...
Step 5: Sanding
Use the sandpaper to smooth any jagged edges and to finish shaping the pick. Taper the point slightly, like a real pick. Refer to a real guitar pick to get all the details just right.
Once you are satisfied with how it looks and sounds when strummed, you are finished!
Thank you for reading and PLEASE RATE!