Scratch Art

This is a fun and creative project and something great to do with old CDs you have.

Prep Time:

3 hours

Build Time:

10-15 minutes

Skills Needed:

  • None
  • Great for all ages


  • Foam brush


  • Dish soap
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Small cup for mixing paint and soap
  • Rubber/plastic glove (optional)
  • Paper plate or craft paper for painting on
  • CDs
  • Wood skewers, I found that 4″ skewers worked really well.

Step-by-step guide

Add the steps involved:

  1. Mix your soap and paint in a small cup with the following recipe:
    1. 3 parts paint
    2. 1 part soap
  3. Paint the back of your CDs (the part without the label) using your paint/soap mix and allow them to dry. A glove comes in handy for covering the CD and a paper plate is a convenient surface to paint on.
  4. Once the CDs dry, use the wooden skewers to draw your designs on the CDs.