Let’s make a robot!
By Janis Doukakis

FABER CASTELL- Recycled Robots
This is a fun craft to celebrate Earth Day (or really any day!)

Level of Difficulty: Easy
This craft is appropriate for kids aged 4 years and older and may require some adult assistance. Children 8+ may be able to do this craft unassisted, except for the use of a hot glue gun which requires adult supervision.

Estimated completion time:
Approximately 2 hours

List of materials you will need:

– Piece of cardboard around 11×17

– Small boxes for body and head

– Cereal box or aluminum pan to cut up for body parts

– Odds and ends- old buttons, plastic utensils, small old toys, beads,

pasta, shells, clothes pins, bottle caps, wire, straws, small hardware

– White glue or hot glue gun

– Scissors

– Paint brushes

Faber-Castell Tempera Paint

FABER CASTELL- Recycled Robots

The Background

Paint the cardboard background any way you like, bright and solid, stripes, fun patterns, or polka dots! Create more interest and texture to your background by dragging a comb through the wet paint, spatter with another color, or make rings by dipping a cup or cap in white and stamping it. Don’t try to be too perfect, just have fun!

FABER CASTELL- Recycled Robots

FABER CASTELL- Recycled Robots

The Robot

After the paint has dried (about 10 minutes) it is time to make your robot. Create him however you like, using box lids for the body, and arms and legs cut from cereal boxes, old cardboard, or anything else you have found; itʼs up to you! An Aluminum Pan Man is fun too! Lay your robot body any way you like and glue him in place.

FABER CASTELL- Recycled Robots

FABER CASTELL- Recycled Robots
Decorate your robot any way you wish with your odds and ends. Use your imagination, be clever! What will you name your new friend?

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