If your house is full of loose CD and DVDs, because you can't find the boxes, here's the perfect Art Attack for you!

You will need:
  • Cardboard box card
  • Scissors
  • Marker pen
  • Newspaper
  • Sticky tape
  • Tissue paper or kitchen roll
  • Paintbrush
  • PVA glue
  • Paint
The Rackasaurus is the perfect place to store your CDs and DVDs.

This one stores about 30.
There's even somewhere to put your headphones, too!
To make the Rackasaurus, start by cutting a long strip of cardboard box card for the backbone.
Next, the ribs!

Take some more cardboard box card and starting at the bottom edge, draw an arch shape. Make it about 12cm high and 12cm wide, then thicken up the arch by drawing another arch, about 1cm out from the first.
Use a pair of scissors to carefully cut the shape out.

You need to make about ten of these.
Next, scrunch up a double page spread of newspaper, and tape it along the long strip of cardboard that you cut to make the backbone.
Follow this by making lots of smaller newspaper twists...
...and use plenty more sticky tape to secure them to each rib.

Bend the twists around the arch of each rib, taping the newspaper into place as you go.
You can trim off any excess newspaper by carefully using a pair of scissors.
Once you've padded out all of the ribs, you can start to tape them into position along the backbone.

Again, use plenty of tape to secure them in place.
Leave a couple of centimetres in between each one.
When you've taped all the ribs in place, you'll have something that looks like this.
Only attach the ribs up to about two thirds of the way of the backbone - the bit you leave at the end will become the tail.
Now you can make the head. Do this by scrunching up a piece of newspaper into a ball that's about the same size as a grapefruit.

As ever, use plenty of tape to keep it in place.
Next, scrunch up a second ball that's about half the size of the first.

Tape the two newspaper balls together to make a sort of snout.
Then tape the whole of the head to the end of the backbone.
Next, roll up another small piece of newspaper for a leg, and tape on three newspaper claws.
Make four of these in total.

Tape two to just behind the back of the head...
...and the other two at the top of the tail.

Just bend them into position once they're secured in place.
Wrap more little twists of newspaper around the tail, to make it look like a knobbly backbone!
Then make two newspaper rings...
...and stick these on to the snout, to make nostrils.
If you cut out some cardboard squares and stick them onto a piece of tape, you'll create a great set of teeth.
And finally, cut two eyelids from cardboard box card and stick these on too.
Next, mix up some PVA glue with water in a half and half mixture, and use a paintbrush to paste on a layer of kitchen roll.
Go over the whole thing, making sure to cover all the joins.
When the kitchen roll has dried, you can paint the Rackasaurus with a coat of cream paint.

Add darker cream in the shaded areas, to make them stand out.
If you like, you can can also pick out some detail with black permanent marker.
And that completes the Rackasaurus. Use it to keep your CDs and DVDs handy, and you'll never lose them again.

Try it yourself!