Create this adorable Love Bot, cardboard robot craft for Valentine’s Day! Its a fun way to get crafty this February with your toddler, preschooler or school age child!
How to MakeA Cardboard Robot Craft for Valentine’s Day
Here’s what you need to prepare before hand so your toddler or preschooler or kindergartner can make this craft largely on their own. Toddlers and preschoolers will need assistance.
- Cut a gray piece of construction paper (or you can use any Valentines’ colour such as red, pink or purple) large enough to wrap around the toilet paper roll.
- From yellow, red, purple or pink construction paper cut out two circles for the eyes, a rectangle for the mouth, a heart, and various other shapes for the other parts of the robot including a half circle, oval, diamond. Cut these is different colours.
- Cut out 4 strips of paper about 1 inch thick in the same gray colour or you can choose to do it pink or purple!
- Set out double sided tape, a glue stick and a black pen for drawing the details.
- Your craft is ready for your child to start!
Making a Cardboard Robot Craft for Valentine’s Day
- Grab your toilet paper roll and cut off a piece of double sided tape for them. Have them stick it on the tube and peel off the paper backing (little ones will need help with this). Have them wrap it around the tube. Use another piece of double sided tape to secure it.
- Invite them to use the black pen to decorate the items for the robot. Ask them what types of dials and switches will their robots have. What can their robot do? Don’t forget to decorate the mouth and eyes.
- Once they are done decorating they can glue the pieces on their robot.
- For the arms, start by glueing the two strips together in a ‘L’ shape. Then fold each strip back on the other strip until you create an according arm. Little ones will need assistance with this task. Model a few for them and then let them try. Secure the arms to the sides of the cardboard tube with double sided tape.
- Enjoy your Love Bot (said in a robot voice)!
This activity is good for toddlers aged children 2.5 years old and up. My kids are 4.5, 4.5 and 8 years old.
The mess level for this activity is low.
Difficulty to Create
Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.
Supplies Cardboard Robot Craft
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- Cardboard tube
- Grey, pink, purple, red construction paper
- Double side tape
- Black pen
- Glue stick
Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!
Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers
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Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids
Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon.
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TV Show: Curious Crafting
I’m so excited to finally share my new crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched July 1 at on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube!
Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.
In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create.
Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.
This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up.