One of our favorite projects from Amanda Kingloff's book, Project Kid, this adorable robot bank is made from materials you probably already have at home.
What You'll Need:
2 clear plastic
1-inch foam brush
Silver and turquoise
One 26-ounce clear
plastic snack container (Archer Farms snacks from Target are sold in this size)
One 18-ounce oatmeal
15 inches of ribbon
6 cotton swabs
Green and red paint
1 sink strainer
1. To make the
robot's legs, coat the inside of the plastic cups with Mod Podge and pour about
2 tablespoons of silver glitter into one cup. Hold the cups together, openings
facing each other, and shake to distribute the glitter. Add more glitter if
needed. (You might want to tape the cups together to prevent a sparkly mess.)
Once the cups are dry, shake out the excess and hot-glue them to the bottom of
the snack container, open end down.
2. To make the arms, use electrical tape to attach the clips
to two 4-inch pieces of tubing. Hot-glue the flat ends of the tubes to the
sides of the snack container.
3. To make the head, cut off 5 inches from the top portion
of the oatmeal container and discard the bottom section.
4. Cut craft paper to make a 5-inch-wide-by-14-inch-long
strip. (You may have to tape two pieces together.) Wrap it around the oatmeal
container, and affix it with glue. Put a line of hot glue on the inside edge of
the snack container opening and place the cut end of the oatmeal container into
the opening; hold it in position until the glue has set. Wrap electrical tape
around the "neck" to cover any messy glue line.