A few weeks ago we made the cutest robot sculptures at Figment Creative Labs. Most of the supplies that we used for this project came from Dollar Tree. It took some instruction to get started, but ultimately the robot is in the eye of it’s creator.
What you need:
- styrofoam from the floral section at Dollar Tree (various shapes and sizes)
- Aluminum Foil sheets
- rubber bands
- tacks (use caution, not for under 3yrs)
- tooth picks
- eye stickers
- metal “hands” from hardware store (on electric aisle)
- Really whatever you think could stick in the styrofoam and look “robot-y”.
What to do:
- Have the children cover a styrofoam square in foil. They can secure the foil with a tack.
- Like most things we do here, this is really a process art activity and up to the kids to design.
- The main thing is supplying them with the supplies and the robot idea.
- You can show them how when you stick a toothpick in halfway, you can attach the other half of the toothpick into another piece of styrofoam and it holds together securely.
- There is no right or wrong.
(Warning: Always use caution when working with small pointy things. Adult supervision suggested.)