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Recycled Tin Can Robot

This quirky little robot was made from odds and ends of parts found around the house. This project is one where you start out with a tin can and get creative from there. No two will be alike.


Tin Can

Hot Glue Gun

We also used the following items:

Small coaster wheels from discarded cart

Coppr wire

White Beads

Silver Beads

Old Calculator circuit board

Metal handle from old bag

Bottle Cap


Soda Can Tab

Curtain Hook


Start with a clean tin can and a hot glue gun. Think about the features that you want on your robot and collect miscellaneous items from the house and garage. The body of our robot was the circuit board from an old calculator. The "hair" came from Dad's garage supplies.

Look at everything around the house with new eyes, not for what they are but for what they can become.

Remember that a hot glue gun should always be used by a responsible adult, but let the kids imagination run wild.

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Early Elementary Craft, More Boys Crafts, Recycled Containers and Lids

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