How to Make a Robot From Stuff at Home

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You can use ordinary objects to make a craft robot.
You can use ordinary objects to make a craft robot. (Image: robot image by Paul Moore from Fotolia.com)

Children often enjoy pretending to be robots, and they will include robot toys in their pretend play when they make-believe they are in a science laboratory or space station. One way to encourage an interest in robotics is to help your child construct a craft robot out of objects that can be found around the house, such as cardboard boxes, strainers and whisks. After you finish it, you can paint the robot with metallic paint to make it look like metal.

Things You'll Need

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Duct tape
  • Strainer
  • Spoons
  • Twine
  • Whisks
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue stick
  • Silver spray paint

Stack cardboard boxes together in the form you want your robot to have and tape them together with duct tape.

Plug a hot glue gun into an outlet and allow it to heat for a few minutes.

Hot glue a strainer onto the top of the cardboard structure.

Hot glue spoons and whisks onto the sides of the robot, placing them so that the utensils stick straight out from the sides.

Hot glue twine curling and spiraling onto the front and back of the robot.

Paint the entire robot with silver metallic spray paint. This will make all of the parts look like metal, and will make the twine look like wire.

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  • Written from personal experience.
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