Looking for a fun, inexpensive robot craft, no-batteries-required? We’ve got three! You don’t need to be a master coder or electronics guru to pull off these no-tech robots for kids of all ages. Just scroll down to build a robot. Or, beep boop, beep, beep, boop!
1. Paper Robot Glider
Former elementary school teacher and mom of two Chelsey—who blogs at Buggy and Buddy—posted a neat paper robot glider that’s super-easy and fun to make. She even included a free, printable robot template, but you can easily create your own robot design to suit your tastes.
- A basic robot design printed on heavy card stock
- String (we used parachute cord that was purchased from a craft store)
- Pony beads
- Drinking straw
- Scotch tape
- Markers and/or crayons
2. Button Robot Hangers
- Assorted buttons
- Pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes
3. Robot Self Portrait
- Perler bead kit
Have your robot designer create a robot self-portrait using Perler beads, then fuse the beads with an iron per the instructions provided by Perler.
Paint the mini-canvas, then glue the completed, fused robot portrait to the mini-canvas.
What are your favorite robot projects? Tell us in the comments below!