Recycle an old CD and make this fabulous miniature campfire.
- Old CD
- Rocks-about the size of a quarter
- A handful of soil, dirt or sand
- White craft glue
- Small scarps of red, orange and yellow tissue paper
- Cover CD with glue and use a paintbrush or your finger to spread the glue evenly.
- Cover the glue area with dirt or sand and tap off the excess.
- Use your finger to push back a little of the dirt from the edges of the CD, to make room for the rocks.
- Use a generous amount of glue on the cleared edges of the CD. Press a rock into the glue. Repeat until the entire rim of the CD is covered in rocks.
- Break sticks into approximately 4 inch pieces. Using craft glue, create “fire” with the sticks by stacking them in a tent formation, gluing as you go. This was the most challenging part for me. I cheated and put a large rock in the center to stack my sticks on. Let everything dry for 2 hours (it will not be completely dry, but won’t slide around).
- Tear tissue paper into small pieces, approximately 1” or 2” squares.
- Place tip of toothpick into the center (don’t poke through) of a piece of red tissue paper. Wrap the tissue paper around the toothpick.
- Dab some glue on the tip and dip it into the sticks, removing the toothpick once inserted. Repeat around the top of the sticks with several red pieces and then add a few orange toward the middle and lastly one or two yellow pieces at the top of the stick mound.
- Let project dry completely overnight.
My son and I pretended to roast marshmallows on the finished campfire. We used miniature marshmallows and toothpicks. He thought it was really fun.