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Aluminum Foil Robot Craft For Kids

The ongoing challenge in our house is to transform leftover cardboard boxes and the contents of the junk drawer into imaginative crafts for kids that can be enjoyed all year-round. And so we introduce, Tin Foil Robots! They are such fun to make and the perfect way to turn clutter into cute DIY toys.

This is the first time we’ve made a robot craft in our house and oh what a giggle, it won’t be our last :)

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All you need are small cardboard boxes, like cosmetic boxes, aluminum foil, pipe cleaners and bits and bobs from the junk drawer (or daddy’s toolbox!!). The only craft tool you need is a glue gun.

We had the best giggle looking at paperclips, nuts, bolts, springs etc deciding what body parts they could be… creative thinking at it’s best.

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Start by wrapping the boxes in aluminum foil and gluing them together to make a head and body.

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Then just start gluing….

Molly picked IKEA paperclips for the eyes!! they look so cool don’t they?! like a pair of funky glasses.

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Our next favourite detail is a pile of springs for curls, so cute.

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Molly’s robots needed antennae for “listening to bleep bleep chatter from other planets” of course!

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And plenty of dials and knobs for “looking busy”

I loved following Molly’s lead on this one, perfectly content to be her gluing buddy xx

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Time to get ‘your’ crafty pants on next – just set your kids a challenge to create their own robots from bits and pieces around the house and watch their imaginations take flight xx

Happy making



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