Robots fascinate kids, so why not make one for your house?
Making a robot with your toddler sounds like challenge, but your toddler isn't looking to design the next Wall-E. It is all about creativity and fun. Most of the items you will have lying around your house (hello...empty diaper boxes), and if not, you can improvise. You will end up with a life-size (to your toddler) robot that you and your kiddo can be proud of!
1Glue the smaller box on top of the larger one. Diaper boxes work well and will make for a life-sized robot.
2Glue aluminum foil on one side of the smaller box, to make the robot face. You can also glue on a shiny cardboard cake tray.
3Cover the boxes completely with colored construction paper.
4Decorate the robot. Let your kiddos color him and give him cool stickers. You can guide them as they draw simple buttons, or just let them create any design they want. Color wheels on the side and glue on googly eyes to his face. For his arms, poke holes on each side of the body box that are slightly smaller than the diameter of a paper towel roll. Cover each roll in construction paper that matches the robot's colors. Stuff the two decorated empty paper towel rolls in on each side.
- When gluing the head to the body, let it sit for a few minutes so the glue can set. To help it set properly, apply clear tape securing the head to the body. When decorating, be careful not to pull his head off before it dries.You can make the robot's electronic chest by drawing it on with glue and applying glitter.
Things You'll Need
- One medium box
- One large box
- Construction paper
- Googly eyes
- Aluminum foil
- Two empty paper towel rolls