Catherine Romano blogs about crafty projects for kids and parents
My two-and-a-half-year-old son loves trains — playing with toy trains, riding trains, reading about trains and building trains. However, he recently began to show interest in robots and suggested I make a robot for my new Make It! post. We began the creative process by going on a little scavenger hunt around our apartment for our robot-making-materials. Take a look.
- Recycled boxes from various household items
- Coloured construction paper
- Coloured foam sheets
- Adhesive tape
1. Wrap the recycled boxes in construction paper
2. Begin to build the robot body – head, neck, torso, arms, legs
3. Add details – face, hands, feet, and a control panel
- If you want your robot to stand, consider the size of your boxes and how they will balance in a vertical position before gluing pieces together
- Take a look at a few robot images before you start. This will be a good source of inspiration and give you a sense of the details you can add to the robot body
- According to my boy, every robot MUST have a control panel. Just saying.