This project was a part of the Crafts with Katie series hosted by The Keyport Public Library
Follow our step by step guide to building your own mechanical marvel. Scroll to the bottom for a video tutorial, or click here for the YouTube link. And be sure to check out our Robot Party Decoration Kit now available on Etsy!
Materials and Supplies
- Two Different Sized Cardboard Boxes
- Electrical Tape or Silver Wrapping Paper
- Cardstock Paper
- Googly Eyes
- Hot Glue
Step 1 Box It Up
Find two different size boxes for the head and body. I wanted my robot to be slightly stocky looking, so I trimmed a few inches off of the bottom of a Mac n Cheese box to shorten the body.
Cover each box in electrical tape or silver wrapping paper.
Step 2 Neck It Out
For the neck of my robot, I used a bottom cap. Using hot glue, attached the neck to the body then the body to the neck.
Step 3 Color Me Robot
On a piece of paper draw a few simple robotic features. You can add buttons, sensors, gauges, switches... Your intelligence is not artificial - so use that brain and get creative!
Once you have your drawings colored in, cut them out and glue onto your robot.
Step 4 Give A Hand
Using an according fold, I quickly made two robot arms from a 1 inch strip of paper. After attaching the paper arms to each side, I cut two black circles and glued to the end of the arm.
Step 5 Eye of the Beholder
Step 6 Good Reception
For a little extra flare, I cut the tip off of a paper straw and attached it to the top of the head, adding a purple pom-pom to the top.
For more Robot themed inspiration, check out our robot decorations on the #TableSettingIsMyLife Esty page
Full Tutorial Video
Crafts with Katie
Crafts with Katie is a weekly family crafting series hosted by The Keyport Public Library, with special thanks to the Friends of Keyport Public Library. Every Wednesday at noon stop by the Keyport Library FaceBook page for a new family friendly DIY video.
The Friends of the Keyport Library is a nonprofit organization formed to support, promote and advocate for our local library in Keyport, NJ.