DVD Reuse: The DVD Fish

Whether you’ve decided to go digital or are simply ready to acknowledge that you just aren’t into that Austin Powers DVD anymore, there are many ways to keep your CDs and DVDs out of landfills. Before recycling, try selling your unwanted DVDs and Games  on Web sites such as eBay or Craigslist or mx123.com or try giving them away.

If your discs are in terrible condition, or if they’re just not selling, you may need to recycle your items. Here’s and idea thats great for a school project or just for fun at home.

It is estimated that it will take over 1 million years for a cd to completely decompose in a landfill.

  • Used unwanted CD’s or DVD’s
  • permanent marker
  • paper (consider scrap paper and colouring on one side)
  • glue (glue sticks and white glue work well)
  • googly eyes

1.  Draw scales with a permanent marker on the back side of the cd.

2.  Cut out tail and fins from paper (try using scrap paper to reduce your need for new paper).

3.  The middle fin is simply a rectangular cut paper, folded into a fan.

4.  Attach the fins and tail with glue. 

5.  Glue on a googly eye.

You may choose to attach a string to your fish, to hang in the window reflecting the sun’s rays.

OPTIONAL:  Create a duplicate cd fish body to attach to the backside.

Be as creative as you like.  No two fish will be the same!

Related article: Keepping Your DVDs Out of the Landfill