Cardboard Robots

May 13, 2013

Cardboard Robots

Our cardboard robots may be a little funny-looking but the boys had a blast putting them together! I cut out some strips and squares from cardboard boxes, then stacked the pieces together to drill holes through, added some duct-tape robot features (I used Mer’s method to easily cut out duct-tape shapes), and let the kids go at it with some metal brad fasteners (make sure you get the long kind, about 1/2″).

Cardboard Robots


Cardboard Robots

Cardboard Robots


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  2. Comment by sim on May 14, 2013 7:01 am

    This is wonderful! My boy wants a robot birthday party in a few weeks and this will be a fabulous thing to do. Thanks for sharing. x

  3. Comment by Ada (new york) on June 15, 2013 6:08 pm

    They turned out GREAT!!! What a FUN looking DIY toy!

  4. Comment by Cassi on June 24, 2013 11:27 am

    I love this idea, it’s such a great way to use up random bits of cardboard and robots are always popular with kids. I have featured this on The Crafty Crow today!

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  10. Comment by Vanessa on October 16, 2013 6:16 am

    Looks awesome! As a kid, I loved playing with those metal brads :)

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  15. Comment by Sheila on May 10, 2014 10:44 am

    Thanks for sharing this neat idea. I like how they are movable and so easy to make. I’m sure kids can make a lot of pretty cool robots with your idea. I added this to a robot roundup I did :) Have a nice day, ~Sheila

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    These look so great and they could perfectly fit with our cardboard city! We’ll try to make some of these also! Thanks for the idea.

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