More robot craft ideas for kids

More robot craft ideas for kids

Hi, this is Joelle Meijer.

I will show you how to make two variants ofthe 3D robot on wheels.

To build the robot, use the patterns of therectangular prism and the hexagonal prism that you can find in the free document ofthe previous video.

Let's start with a first variant of the robot.

In this case, I shifted the head with respectto the body; it's off centered.

I use buttons to represent the eyes and themouth of the robot.

I will also use buttons of different sizesand different colours to represent a control panel.

In my bag of buttons, I found pink buttonsin the shape of leaves.

I will glue them on either side of the robot'shead to represent the ears.

I make a hole in the top of the head to beable to insert a single antenna this time.

I take a piece of pipe cleaner that I bendin a circle and I glue it on top of the hexagonal prism.

Then I make holes for the arms.

I cut twopieces of pipe cleaner that I fold in a zigzag and then I glue themin place.

For the wheels, I decided to use a cork thatI cut into four slices.

Children should seek help from an adult tocut the cork! To decorate the wheels, I glue a button inthe center of each slice.

Then I glue the wheels on either side of therobot's body.

Be careful to align the weels so that therobot is level.

I also want to add jet engines to the robot.

To represent the jet engines, I have two smallpieces of tube that I wrap with foil.

I glue each tube to the rear of the robot.

To represent the flames coming out of theengines, I use two different colours of pipe cleaners.

I could also have representedthe flames with coloured tissue paper or construction paper.

For another variant of the robot, I decidedto use beads to represent the robot's face.

In my treasure box, I find large silver sequins that I will use as headlights on the frontof the robot.

And then I glue a piece of paper as a silverradiator grille.

This is obviously my interpretation.

And I decided to represent the arms with grippersat the ends.

For each arm, I use half a pipe cleaner anda smaller piece of pipe cleaner.

I attach the little piece to the end of thepipe cleaner to form a gripper.

And then, I glue both arms to the front ofthe robot.

Again, I place a single antenna on the topof the head.

This is half a pipe cleaner ending in a circle.

For the wheels, I will use plastic stoppersfrom bottles of sparkling wine.

What is interesting with these stoppers isthat they are notched and that gives them the appearance of allterrain wheels.

To add something interesting, I glue a largesilver sequin to represent the hub cap of each wheel.

You may wonder why I have 8 corks.

I havea little surprise for you with this robot! I put glue on the elongated portion of eachstopper and I glue them under the rectangular prism with the notchedpart protruding on the sides.

The other four stoppers will serve as wheelsfor an additional wagon.

Glue the stoppers in the same way as for therobot.

You will find the pattern of the wagon inthe document that accompanies this video.

To create the wagon, proceed in the same wayas for the rectangular prism but the last face of the prism remains open.

To attach the wagon to the robot, cut a strip of construction paper that youglue to both sides.

You can then fill the wagon with various objects; in my case, I decided to borrow some legosfrom my sons.

Why not use the grippers at the front of therobot? I make them hold two Legos.

just for fun.

So there you have two additional models ofrobot.

If you create robots, send me your pictures and I will publish yourcreations on my blog! I am sure you can produce unique and originalcreations! To print the illustrated instructions andpatterns for this project, click on the link below the video.

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