Does your kid love robots? Do you need an awesome Robot Valentine’s Day box to catch all of the holiday goodies? Look no further than this DIY Valentine’s day box!
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DIY Robot Valentine’s Day Box
This super cute Robot Valentines Day Box was made with my son Luke when he was in Pre-Kindergarten. (My boy is in 5th grade now.. Seriously where did the time go?) It was a hit in class with the parents and kids. Luke was beyond proud of his hard work ( I helped of course). Take this idea and help your kids make their own robot creation.
What you will need to make your own Valentine box
Hot glue gun and sticks
- Strong scissors or a box cutter ( don’t let the kids touch those).
- Cardboard boxes to cut up
- Paint (your choice of color)
- Cardstock of several colors (again your choice)
- 2 bread twist ties
- Silver duct tape (or color of choice)
- Printer if you want to add custom buttons or you can use this robot sack puppet pdf cutout
- Empty paper towel tube for neck
How to make your very own Robot Valentine’s Day Box
First, you will need an idea of what you want. I just flew by the seat of my pants. Luke had an idea of what he wanted and we literally just made it up as we went along. He wanted it to be crooked to have more personality so the robot’s shoulders are leaning a little.
Sketch out your ideas and then go from there. Don’t be afraid, You CAN do this!
Now that you know what you want lets get started! You will need to cut out the pieces of the cardboard that are around the size you want and glue them together. Make sure to turn the cardboard pieces that have words toward the inside, that will make painting so much easier. Cut all 4 sides that you need and glue them together. See picture below of what we did. Again we didn’t have
You will need to cut out the pieces of the cardboard that are around the size you want and glue them together. Make sure to turn the cardboard pieces that have words toward the inside, that will make painting so much easier. Cut all 4 sides that you need and glue them together. See picture below of what we did. Again we didn’t have a blueprint or a sketch. Just have fun and let your creativity flow!
Luke chose of his robot to have a half circle head so we went with it the best we could. The #1 thing for you to remember here is not to worry about perfection, this is about spending time just having fun with your child.
Your child’s creativity is key!
Luke wanted a whole body robot so we did our best. His legs and arms were covered in silver duct tape. The rest of his body was painted red with Luke’s white thumbprints as the dotted edges. He wanted the valentine to drop down through the robot’s body so we made an opening in the back and one at the edge of his feet for easy retrieval. To hold the top chute and bottom door closed Luke cut a small rectangle for a toggle and used a bread tie to hold it on and make it movable. Two small holes were cut into the box and through the toggle then twisted tight on the inside so not to show the wires. Smart idea!
For the decorations let your kids decide. You can either print something or let them draw things to glue on.
Let go of your insecurities and have a blast creating memories with your child.