Beep Beep Boop … Calling all Robot Fans! It’s time to make a robot puppet.
- Copy of template
- Thin cardboard box like a cereal or cracker box
- Glue stick
- Hole punch
- Colored pencils, crayons or markers
- String, yarn or wire: 3 pieces 5 inches long and 1 piece 15 inches long
- 4 Paper brads/paper fasteners
Glue the template to the thin cardboard.
When the glue is dry, color your robot parts with with crayons, colored pencils or markers
Cut out all the individual robot pieces.
Carefully make holes as marked on the template. You will need 4 in body, 2 in each arm and leg, and one at the top of the head.
Thread one 5 inch piece of yarn through the small holes in the arms. leaving the thread untied. Repeat this process with the legs.
Use the brads to attach the arms and legs to body. Make sure to leave the brad connections loose so arms and legs can swing freely.
With the legs pointed straight down, tie the leg string into loop. Repeat this step with the arms pointed straight down at the sides.
Tie one end of the 15 inch long piece of string around the loop between the arms and then the legs.
Now thread the last piece of 5 inch yarn through the hole at the top of the head and tie the ends together, making a long loop.
To make your robot move, hold onto the loop at its head and pull string at bottom of the robot.