I have a little boy who absolutely loves robots! What better craft to stimulate his creative side then to bring his favorite machines to life. We spent the afternoon decorating our robots together and it was a blast. Want to make your own set of robots? Follow along as I show you how to make a robot for kids!
- Various Paper Mache Boxes for the head, body and legs (you can also reuse cereal boxes, paper rolls, shoe boxes, etc.)
- Tin Foil
- Craft Googly Eyes
- Felties Rickrack
- Foamies Stickers (I used basic shapes and geometric shapes)
- Crazy Chenille Stems (for a larger robots)
- Regular Chenille Stems (for smaller robots)
- Pom Poms (optional)
- Hot Glue Gun
How to make a robot for kids step one: To get that metallic robot look, wrap tin foil around each of the boxes that will become the body parts. For younger kidss you may want to go ahead and wrap the tin foil and assembly before. My two year old had no patience for this step!
How to make a robot for kids step two: Use a hot glue to adhere the boxes together. Stack and assemble the robot from the bottom up.
How to make a robot for kids step three: Spread out all the crafting supply embellishments and let the creativity begin! We added the googly eyes and used pipe cleaners for his arms. The glitter stickers and rickrack make for great buttons and embellishments for the robot.