Create a jolly Santa face on a recycled CD with this fun and easy Christmas project!


White foam sheet
Flesh tone foam sheet
Black permanent marker
Exacto knife/scissors
Hot glue and gun
Black acrylic paint
White acrylic paint
Red spray-paint
White wool
Finishing clear spray

  1. Begin by taking your CD and giving it a coat of red spray-paint in a well-ventilated area.
  2. While the CD dries, use your Exacto knife or scissors to cut out a round shape for Santa’s face and a small circle for the nose from flesh-tone foam.
  3. Then, use scissors to cut out the beard and mustache from white foam in the desired shapes. Take a bunch of white wool and tie it in the middle to create Santa’s fluffy hair.
  4. Once the CD is dry, use your marker to outline two round eyes and paint them in with white paint.
  5. Allow the paint to dry for about 15 minutes. Then, use black paint to outline the eyes and add a black dot to the center of each eye.
  6. Let the CD dry completely to avoid smearing the paint. When it’s dry, give it a coat of finishing gloss spray.
  7. Next, hot glue Santa’s nose, beard, mustache, and hair onto the CD to create his face.
  8. Cut a circle from black foam that’s larger than the CD and glue it to the back of the CD to create a clean, finished look.
  9. Finally, take a small loop of wool and glue it to the back of the CD to serve as a hanger.

You now have a cute and festive Santa CD that you can display and enjoy during the holiday season!