I love doing crafts with my boys. At school last month, the boys made silly hats out of paper bowls, which sparked the idea for this robot activity. Around the same time, I was putting away grocery bags and saw our pile of paper bags we keep hidden in a bottom drawer in the kitchen. “How can I reuse these?” I thought to myself.
With this huge “Don’t use straw” movement going on, I’m constantly asking myself what we can reuse and “craft” into something else. Yes, we do reduce, reuse and recycle. I knew I needed to do a craft with my pile of paper bags, but what is the question.
I had a feeling my boys would love to pretend to be robots, but they needed a custom for the occasion. I put my graphic design skills to the test and created three different robot templates. My boys loved coloring their robots and then cut out the shapes with me. They each glued on the robot faces and display monitor. It was super easy and super fun to watch them each transform into tiny robots.
All you have to do is print out the templates, then have fun watching your kiddos color and cut out the shapes. Once you have the piece, place the bag on your kid’s head and with a pencil, mark roughly where their eyes are. Glue the robot eyes onto the bag and then cut out the circle of the paper bag that is the robot eye.