Meet Rosie the Robot! Rosie was born into our house yesterday after the desire to create a junk model robot for Miss A’s home learning at school. Rosie arrived with us after evolving from a selection of toilet roll tubes, cardboard boxes and a mountain of silver foil. We learned that you don’t need very many materials to create something from what you may be getting ready to put in the recycling bin.
Materials Needed To Make A Junk Model Robot
- small shoe box
- porridge box or similar sized box
- 4 toilet rolls
- silver foil
- chop stick or similar
- sharpie pen
- wool for hair
How To Make The Junk Model Robot
The first job is to cover the boxes in foil. Miss A set to decorate Rosie’s face with my sharpie pens. Of course she had to have blue eyes and pretty long eye lashes. You can decorate the head however you wish
Miss A requested that her head moved instead of being stuck on top of the body, so I hunted around and found a chop stick which acted as a spine for the robot. The chop stick can be pushed through the bottom of the head and the top of the body to attach together. You may need to secure with some blue tac or similar.
The toilet tolls act as arms and legs. Cover in foil before cutting holes in the base of the box and the sides for the arms and legs to go through, which are then squeezed into the gaps. I realised that the base of the box should really have been more sturdy as I cut through the flaps and had to strengthen them afterwards.
We added wool to our robot for hair and also some decorations to make her pretty. A junk model robot is very easy to make and won’t take very long at all to complete. By adding the chop stick to make the head spin you can even have an interactive robot.
Some lovely decorating by Miss A and we were done!