First, place the bag or dried beans or rice inside the cereal box. Next, cut your arm holes. Place the cereal box on its side and trace the cardboard tube onto it. Use a craft knife (a grown up should handle this part) to cut out the circle.
Cover the sides of the cereal box with green Duck Tape. When you cover the arm-holes, be sure to cut some slits in the tape and fold the tape inside the hole and inside the box.
Cover the rest of the box with green Duck Tape. You didn't forget to put your bag of beans inside the box did you? Good.
Cover the vegetable cans completely with purple Duck Tape, including the bottom and the top opening. Cover the cardboard tubes and the and the soda can with purple tape. Insert the cardboard tubes into the arm holes and fold them in the center to bend. Hot glue the soda can to the top of the cereal box.
Use a pen to draw several vertical lines and one horizontal line going through the center. This will be the robot's teeth. Trim the jagged pen edges off and cut into a rectangle. Glue the teeth to the lower front of the soda can.
To make the helmet, turn the plastic cup upside down and use a craft knife to poke two small holes in the bottom of the cup. Open the two paper clips and stretch them out. Poke the end of each paper clip into each hole in the cup to create the antennae. Glue googly eyes to the plastic cup, then place the cup on the soda can head.
Place a strip of rainbow Duck Tape on the front of the cereal box toward the top. Cut small strips of purple tape to create a border around the rainbow tape. Glue round craft jewels onto the rainbow strip.
Decorate the rest of the box with craft jewels and plastic lids for knobs, lights and buttons. I made a red instrument panel using a small piece of cardboard I cut into a rectangle and covered with red Duck Tape. I then glued small craft jewels to the red rectangle, then glued the "light panel" to the front of the box.
If you like, add a piece of rainbow Duck Tape to the bottom of the cereal box, overlapping the front of the box by about 1/2-inch. This just adds a bit more color. Glue the cereal box onto the two taped vegetable cans (legs).
Expert Tips & FAQs
Let your child choose the duct tape colors. This gives them control over the project and lets them personalize their creation.
Duck tape can be easily torn to break off a piece, but feel free to use scissors as well.
Due to the popularity of duck tape crafts, Fiskars created a pair of scissors specifically for cutting duck tape!
This project for Recycled Robot was printed from CraftsbyAmanda.com - https://craftsbyamanda.com/duck-tape-recycled-robot/ and can only be printed for education or personal use.