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.
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.
What You Need
- Cassette tapes
- Spray paint
- Colored paper
- Pom poms, yarn, etc
- Googly eyes
Spray paint the cassettes in fun colors! Or if yours are already colorful, leave as is.
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.
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.
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.
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
For the bird, I cut paper into a triangle beak and circles for the eye area and then added googly eyes on top.
Happy crafting! :)