We save a lot of our plastic containers and reuse them for several things. This time, Mia and I decided to make a robot bank out of a recycled plastic jug. Mia named him “Mr. Robot”. She speaks in a deep voice whenever she refers to him which cracks me up! We made our robot out of things we already had. Here is our list of materials. You may have different items around the house so this list can vary.
- Plastic jug
- Scrapbook paper
- Various craft punches
- Bottle caps
This is what our plastic jug looked like BEFORE.
The first thing Mia said was that he was naked, so she picked some green paper out of our scrap paper bin and we gave him clothes.
Mia is three and a half. This is a great age for child safety scissors and craft punches. I let her cut and punch out what she wanted.
She made eyes out of circle punches and bottle caps, nose and ears out of pompoms, a mouth out of a plastic top, and I cut out a mustache and bow tie that she glued on herself.
This is her posing with Mr. Robot. She’s such a ham!
She said he was missing a hat so we made one out of scrap paper and added a flower on top with some craft punches. Here he is!
I used hot glue for some of it and she used a glue stick for the hat embellishments, mustache, and box tie. We loved how he turned out! She didn’t want to glue the hat on so the cap can easily be opened. We are going to use him as a bank and fill him with coins.