Searching the internet for some fun Robot Crafts for Kids? These Robot Paper Sack Puppets are not only easy to make but you only need a few things plus kids of all ages love them! Grab some paper bags, and crayons, then print the template to make a day of fun for your children. Add some googly eyes to really make your robot’s face come to life!
Another fun craft for your kids is Robot Finger Puppets and they even need fewer supplies. If your kids love that try out these cute Robot Face Masks. They can pretend to be robots all afternoon long. Robots are fascinating and fun to build, pretend to be one in a Robot Mask, and learn more about them.
If you are wanting to make a whole day or week of fun for your kids check out our Robot Theme Week that I made for my daycare kids a few years ago. The pretend play using the Robot Face Masks was so much fun and definitely, the hit of the day and the kids even got to make their own candy robot to take home.
If you’re a teacher you can put an education spin on our Robot Theme and can work some fun things into your lesson plans. I was working on some of my daycare kids language skills while the other children were learning to read.
If you have kids who love robots try these Robot Emergent Readers ask the child questions as they read so you can help them with their reading comprehension skills. While I had each child reading the other kids were busy with Robot Color Sheets. They all talked about the colors such as “why do we even have a pink crayon…” as they scribbled their way through each coloring page.
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Craft Supplies you will need
- Robot Paper Bag Puppet (at bottom of the post)
- Cardstock Paper for Durability
- Crayons (we have this box)
- Scissors (Adult Supervision)
- Glue Sticks
- Small Brown Paper Bags or Small Lunch Bags
- Googly Eyes (self adhesive)
- Piece of Ribbon or Several Yarn Strands
How to Make your Robot Paper Sack Puppets
Gather up your supplies and let’s get started.
First, you will need to print your robot puppet printable (at the bottom of this page). You can color with crayons, colored pencils, markers, or even paint them with watercolors. If you’re using watercolors be sure to print on cardstock paper for durability. Kids paint pretty hard sometimes so letting them paint on thicker paper should hold up better.
Homeschool Craft Supplies
We always keep these homeschool crafting supplies on hand at our house.
Crayola Creativity Tub, Over 80 Art Tools, Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils Construction Paper and More, Makes a Great GiftCrayola Ultimate Crayon Collection, Portable Coloring Set, Assorted Colors, 152 Count, Gift for Kids Age 3 PlusSchool Smart Paper Edger Scissors, 6-1/2 x 2-1/2 Inches, Assorted Colors, Set of 12Elmer’s Disappearing Purple School Glue Sticks, Washable, 22 Grams, 3 Count
Let your kids color all their papers of robot parts. In my experience kids seem to change their minds later on and want a different robot puppet face or arms.
Once your child has colored all of their robot parts it’s time to cut them out. Have an adult help with this if your child is too small. I’m all about safety here!
Keeping the paper sack folded let the kids have a little bit of fun and rub some glue on the base of the bag where their puppet face will go. Allow them to place the face on the base of the paper bag and then working from there decorate the rest of the top of the bag. Add all of the robot’s arms, antennas, arms, chest, and face if you haven’t already. Press down well!
This is the fun part… If you want to make your puppet more 3D add some googly eyes on top or the template. Cut off the top of the tube from a paper towel to make the eyes really pop, or add a pom pom to make some great noses. How about some robot hair? Use yarn or ribbon to make some crazy long hair, short hair, or even pig tails coming from the sides of the robot’s head.
Let the glue dry for an hour or more so it’s not sticky. Once the robot paper sack puppets are dry you can let them put on a puppet show, talk to one another only with their puppet or just play and fly their new robot friend around the room.
Robot Books for Kids
Hello Robots! (A Hello Book)STEM Starters for Kids Robotics Activity Book: Packed with Activities and Robotics FactsRobots, Robots Everywhere! (Little Golden Book)Help! My Robots Are Lost In The City!: A Fun Where’s Wally Style Book for 2-4 Year Olds (Help! Books)Robot, Go Bot! (Step into Reading Comic Reader)National Geographic Kids Robots Sticker Activity Book
Kids are very creative so just let them pretend and play until they move on to something else. The robot can be used as a sack later on or kept to be played with the next day.
Great news! You are done!!! Yippee! Now for playtime, such fun.
*All art is my own so please do not alter or pass it off as your own. Thanks!