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Get Those Records Off the Shelf Water Fountain


In need of some handmade craft ideas? Check out this great craft that uses old records. Family fun crafts as good as this one are hard to find. For those who want some simple crafts to make, this project is perfect. To make this project even better, guest crafter Joan Fee of Express Your Creatvitiy has created a step-by-step video tutorial that you can watch and follow along as she creates this great fountain.

Family Fun Crafts


  • 2 LP’s
  • Oven
  • Pie Plate
  • Glass Glass
  • Gloves, cotton
  • Fountain pump (smallest available)
  • Water
  • Glue, waterproof
  • 2 flat items about 2” in diameter (plastic, metal or glass – this is used to cover the holes in the record)
  • Tube to fit on pump
  • Hot pads
  • Knife
  • Filler, marbles, waterproof game pieces



  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Turn pie plate upside down. Place record on top. Place in oven for 3-5 minutes. Ovens vary so keep an eye on it.
  3. Wearing gloves and using hot pads, place record inside pie plate to form. Let set until hard. It won’t take very long.
  4. Repeat with record over the glass except when removed from oven, leave record on glass to cool.
  5. Glue flat objects over holes in record. Let dry.
  6. Place tall record piece in pie-shaped record. If pump is adjustable, use at lowest setting. Place pump in tall piece, using suction cups, if provided with pump. Cut tube to slightly lower then rim of record. Cover pump with water. Test pump. Fill pump area with desired filler objects.




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