Recycled Cassette Faces

DIY Recycled Cassette Faces

Do you have any old cassette tapes collecting dust in your basement? Don’t throw them away just yet! Why not give them a new life as these silly DIY faces? The circular holes already look like a cute set of eyes, so play around with pom poms, paper, yarn, and googly eyes to dress them up even more.

DIY Recycled Cassette Faces

I love open-ended crafts like these because it’s SO fun to see what kids come up with! Humans, animals, robots … anything is a possibility. These cassettes are great as is, but add magnets on the back to decorate the fridge or use instead of a bow on a gift.

DIY Recycled Cassette Faces

What You Need

DIY Recycled Cassette Faces
  • Cassette tapes
  • Spray paint
  • Scissors
  • Colored paper
  • Glue
  • Pom poms, yarn, etc
  • Googly eyes

How-To

DIY Recycled Cassette Faces

Step 1
Spray paint the cassettes in fun colors! Or if yours are already colorful, leave as is.

DIY Recycled Cassette Faces

Step 2
Time to get creative! There are no rules for these cassette faces, but here are a few techniques I did if you need some inspiration. For the mustache man, I applied white glue to the bottom and applied short pieces of yarn. Then I attached googley eyes over the holes with yarn eye brows, a pom pom nose, and a little paper hat.

DIY Recycled Cassette Faces

Step 3
For the love cassette, I simply cut hearts out of paper, glued them down, and drew eyes and a mouth on. Then I taped a pipe cleaner onto the back as arms and shaped little round hands.

DIY Recycled Cassette Faces

Step 4
For the cutey kid cassette, I glued a row of pom poms along the top as hair, used googly eyes with a paper circle backing, and drew on a small mouth. I added a couple pom poms on the sides for ears too.

DIY Recycled Cassette Faces

Step 5
For the bunny, I cut and glued down a piece of pink paper for the eyes (my spray paint didn’t completely cover some of the text on the cassette, so I did this to cover it up) with googly eyes on top. I added two pom poms together as the mouth, and glued on paper teeth and ears

DIY Recycled Cassette Faces

Step 6
For the bird, I cut paper into a triangle beak and circles for the eye area and then added googly eyes on top.

DIY Recycled Cassette Faces DIY Recycled Cassette Faces DIY Recycled Cassette Faces

Happy crafting! :)

 

  • Kali

    Great idea, especially for crafting with kids. Here you can see what I did with some old tapes that I found in my parents basement:-) http://www.idimin.berlin/stiftehalter-80er-deluxe/ a really cool, golden pencil holder!
    Greetings from Berlin

  • Liz Pekler

    Using old stuff for a new creative project is really a great idea.