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Grocery Bag Recycle Robot Craft for Kids

Recycle Grocery Bag Robot Craft - Use this little robot to encourage children to recycle. Printable patterns available on www.daniellesplace.com

Use this little robot to encourage children to recycle their paper scraps. When they place a piece of paper into the bag they move the pointer on the dial towards green.

What you will need:

4 Pound Brown Paper Bags - 500 Count - 4 7/8" x 3" x 10" - Sack Lunch Bags

Paper Lunch Bags

Card stock - Grocery Bag Brown and White Card stock

Scissors

Green Marker or Crayon

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun and Elmer's Rubber Cement

Two Paper Towel Tubes

Brass Paper Fastener

 

How to Make the Grocery Bag Robot Craft:

1. Print out the robot head pattern onto card stock that is close to the same color as your grocery bag. (Patterns also available as an instant download below.)

2. Print out the meter and eyes, feet, and recycle sign patterns onto white card stock and cut them out.

3. Glue the white eyes over the eyes on the head pattern. Glue the head to the top, back of the grocery bag as shown in the picture.

4. Glue the meter and sign onto the front of the grocery bag. Punch a hole in the pointer for the dial with the brass fastener and then punch it through the meter pattern and grocery bag. Spread out the brass fastener inside the grocery bag.

5. Cut away half of the top part of the paper towel tubes and glue them to the sides of the grocery bag. Or you can just fold the top of the tube flat and glue it to the bag.

6. Cut out the feet treads and glue them to the bottom of the lunch bags. Stuff the bottom of the lunch bags with wrinkled up paper or plastic bags, and flatten out the top of the bags. Fold down the tops of the bags and tape them closed. Tape the paper bag "feet" to the bottom of the grocery bag as shown in the picture.

Member's card pattern

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Robots with Moving Heads Craft for Children from www.daniellesplace.com

 

 

Robots with Moving Heads Craft for Children

These adorable robots can be used as puppets, toys, or as party favors. Place candy or small toys in the eggs before placing them on the body.

Robots with Moving Heads Craft for Children from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Paper Towel Tubes

3" Aluminum Foil Tape or Aluminum Foil

Metallic Pony Beads

Metal Spacer Beads

2 1/2" Plastic Easter Eggs

2" Empty Acorn Capsules and Foam Marshmallow Shapes

Bolts, Screws, Nuts, Washers and Electronic Doodads from Old Computer and Games

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

Hole Punch

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Robot Craft Made with Acorn Capsules for Children from www.daniellesplace.com 2015

 

 

How to Make The Moving Egg Head Robots:

Use these robots for party favors by placing candy and small toys inside the tubes.

Moving Head Robot Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

1. Cut the paper towel tube three inches high if you are using the 3" aluminum foil tape. If you are using aluminum foil, you can cut the tube any length you want.

2. Cover the paper towel tube with the aluminum tape or aluminum foil.

3. You can use the aluminum tape to tape the metal pieces onto your robot or glue them on with the low temperature glue gun.

4. Use a hole punch to punch holes in the tubes to insert screws, wires, and other objects and tape them to the inside of the tube.

5. The eggs used in this craft had two holes in them exactly where the antennae were placed so we didn't have to drill holes in the eggs. We just screwed the screws into the holes. If your eggs do not have holes, use a drill with a very small drill bit to drill the holes in the eggs. Drill the holes from the inside of the egg.

 

How to Make the Acorn Capsule Moving Head Robot Craft:

acorn capsules

1. Cut a piece of card stock 3" x 11" and roll it up into a tube so that the bottom of the acorn capsule fits down into the tube. Tape the tube closed.

2. Cover the paper tube with the aluminum tape or aluminum foil.

3. Open the acorn capsule and glue a foam marshmallow to the bottom of the acorn cap.

4. Glue on washer eyes and snap the capsule together.

5. Tape or glue on other electronic or mechanical items to finish your robot.

6. If you are using the robots as party favors, place candy inside the tubes and then set the heads on top of the tubes.

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Short and Stout Robot Craft for Children

Robot Craft made from acorn capsules. Cost less than twenty cents each to make!

This little robot's antennae and the inside part of the head was made with computer electrical parts. The wire was attached to the electrical cord. A hole was punched into the top of the 2" Empty Acorn Capsules using a sharp pair of scissors, and the wire was inserted through the hole from the inside and glued into place.

Acorn capsules are made from pretty soft plastic so you can use a sharp pointed object without cracking them such as pointy scissors, a drill, or Dremel tool to make the holes.

Washers with a rubber backing were glued on with a Low Temp Mini Glue Gun for the eyes. Two Metallic Pony Beads were used for the ears.

The spring inside the capsule was a found object.

Two wheels from a door closing assembly where painted black and glued to the bottom of the capsule for the feet.

The edge around the acorn capsule cap was painted silver with acrylic paint.

 

 

Computer Parts Robot Craft for Kids

Robot Craft for Children using Acorn Capsules - These robots cost less than twenty cents to make. Use recycled parts.

This robot was made from a computer electrical cord.

The body is made with the end of the cord and the antennae were made from the screws from the end of another computer cord.

The hands are keys glued on with a Low Temp Mini Glue Gun. The legs are rubber caps.

The eyes where made with metal washers that had a rubber backing. Spacer beads were glued onto the center of the washers. The inside of the head is a Foam Marshmallow painted yellow with acrylic paint.

Metal Spacer Beads also decorate the front of the robot's body.

The edge around the acorn capsule cap was painted silver with acrylic paint.

 

Acorn Capsule and Recycled Toy Rocket Robot Craft

Recycled Toys Robot Craft from www.daniellesplace.com - made from recycled toys, acorn capsuleand  eletrical wire.

The body of this robot was made from a foam rocket toy. The top of the rocket was cut off.

A red dome shape from another toy was used for the head. Two googly eyes were glued to the dome shape.

Two holes were drilled into the top of an acorn capsule and electrical wires were glued into the holes. Then the acorn top was glued to the head.

The bottom of the robot was colored with a black sharpie marker.

Reuse parts from your children's old toys to make robots.

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Acorn Capsule Robot Craft Using Hanging

acorn capsule robot

The head of this robot was made with the end of a computer electrical cord which was glued inside a plastic acorn capsule.

The arms were made with a Toggle Bolt with the bolt removed and two plastic Wall Anchors.

The body is made from a Foam Marshmallow painted grey with acrylic paint. Two silver beads are glued to the front of the body.

The eyes are rubber-backed washers. The nose is a washer. The ears are rubber screw caps.

The feet are caps from gallon milk jugs painted black on the sides and grey on the top and glued to the marshmallow body with Low Temp Mini Glue Gun.

The edge around the acorn capsule cap was painted silver with acrylic paint.


See below for kid-tested robots made from recycled parts.

kid tested

 

Recycled Parts Robots

Recycled Parts Robot Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

Solan, an eleven-year-old made these adorable robots from miscellaneous parts and various craft supplies. They were glued together with a low temperature glue gun.

Parts include: electronics, old television parts, the ends of computer cables, and springs and wheels from old toys.

Craft supplies include: Chenille stems, foam marshmallows, and googly eyes.

Note: Close supervision is essential when crafting with children. An adult should always be present when children are using glue guns and other potentially dangerous equipment.

 

 

Other Website with Recycle Crafts

Planetpals - Plantpals has hundreds or recycled craft ideas and links to other websites with recycled crafts for kids.

 

Robot Crafts on Other Pages