Recycled Material Robot Craft for Kids

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INSIDE: This Robot Craft for Kids using recycled material is an fun craft to create anytime of the year. Upcycle tin cans and more with this easy craft is great for preschoolers and older kids.

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Recycled Material Robot Craft for Kids

Head on over to your recycling bin and grab a few items to use to build your robot craft. I used two tin cans for the legs. A small cardboard box (originally a granola bar box) for he body and a blue berry basket for the head. For the arms I used clothes pins.

Next, we covered all these item except for the tin cans in aluminum foil.

Then we glued on foam shapes on to the front of the body and head for robot parts. This is a great opportunity to talk about shapes with your preschooler. For this part we used regular glue. You can either create eyes or glue on googley eyes for your robot. Allow everything to dry.

Once everything was dry we assembled the robot. You can use a hot glue gun for this part if you like. But if you are doing this with a preschooler who wants to use you can assemble your robot using dry duct tape as well or even quick drying craft glue. With the glue you will have to set the robot aside for at least an hour to let the part dry before playing with it.

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.

Supplies for Recycled Material Robot Craft for Kids

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  • Containers from your recycling bin
  • Clothes pins
  • Aluminum foil
  • Googley eyes
  • Craft Glue
  • Hot glue gun or duct tape
  • Foam shapes

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