Here's a project that makes use of those CDs and introduces the younger members of your family to these "ancient artifacts."

As music and file storage moves toward the cloud, many families have binders of old compact discs gathering dust. Here's a project that makes use of those CDs and introduces the younger members of your family to these "ancient artifacts." Basic supplies make this an easy craft for an afternoon of family fun.

Fun Fact: Did you know that much of the felt you find now at major craft retailers is recycled? Eco Felt is made from recycled plastic soda bottles!

WHAT YOU NEED Compact discs Felt in various colors including red, black and white Tacky glue Scissors Metallic permanent marker HOW YOU DO IT

1. Trace the CD onto black felt using a metallic permanent marker. Cut out the shape.

2. Trace the CD again onto red or colored felt. Cut out.

3. Place the CD on top of the colored felt circle. Move CD to the side, so that it is only covering about one-fourth of the felt circle. Trace the edge and cut out.

4. Cut the colored felt in half. Glue the halves on top of the black circle, separating them about one half-inch.

5. Cut circles out of white and black felt for eyes and glue to the black felt circle.

6. Cut out small circles from a piece of black felt for the ladybug's polka dots. Glue to the colored felt.

7. Glue the black felt circle to the CD. You can use these ladybugs as coasters, tabletop decorations, or wall hangings. The hole in the CD makes them easy to hang on a nail or tack.

WHO THOUGHT THIS UP

OLIVERA BRATICH owns Wholly Craft, 3515 N. High St. The Clintonville shop features handmade goods from more than 200 crafters and artists, including clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, home décor and more! Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays, 12 noon-5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, go to whollycraft.com or call 614-447-3445.