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Rockin' Records - Recycled Art Project for KidsWe’re always looking for new and interesting surfaces to paint on.  When someone donated a box full of old scratched records to my work I knew they’d be a hit with the kids.  Next time you see some records at a yard sale don’t pass them up.  10 cents later you can have a super fun art project for kids.

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an old record

FUNCHALK Markers (these are the BEST for plastic surfaces.  Can’t say enough about these great markers!) or paint markers

metallic sharpies


white glue

and anything else you think would be cool

Rockin' Records - Recycled Art Project for Kids*UPDATE*

I’ve done this project a bunch of times now and from experience I’ve learned that FUNCHALK Markerss are the absolute best way to draw on the records.  The colors come out amazing.  It’s easy to do and the kids love it.  I am a huge fan of FUNCHALK Markers.  If you haven’t tried them I highly recommend you pick up a box.  We’ve used them on pumpkins, contact paper, transparency paper, and picture frames with great success.

Rockin' Records - Recycled Art Project for KidsNext we used puffy paint to add more color and adhere the gems but I noticed that some of the puffy paint peeled off when the records dried, so I’d try regular white elmer’s glue.  I think it may adhere better.  These 3 year olds worked for over 30 minutes adding details to their records to make them totally rockin’.

Rockin' Records - Recycled Art Project for KidsThis little smile says it all.  They were so proud!  Process art projects are always my favorite.  If you like this you can try salt painting collage or an evolving canvas and get rockin’! Thanks for reading along. Meri

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