Continuing our recognition of Earth day, K/1 created some colorful robots this week made from discarded cardboard food packaging. These projects were inspired by the following; http://www.flickr.com/photos/33377430@N08/3403819723/
The first step for this project was to create the background. Each student chose a colored piece of construction paper. They were given three different paint colors and three cardboard toilet rolls. The end of each roll was dipped into the paint and pressed on to the paper to create a pattern of overlapping circles. While these were drying the students made their robots.
They were encouraged to choose different packaging to construct their robots and cut out a head, body, neck, two arms and two legs. The arms and legs were attached to the body with brads and the head and neck were attached to the body with glue. Buttons, gems, googly eyes and wire were provided for decoration. K/1 enjoyed creating these whimsical robots 🙂