March 12, 2012

Recycled Robots



I have been collecting bits and bobs for our robots forever. At Christmas time, I kept all those little plastic and metal pieces that the toys were attached to in the boxes (you know those pieces - the ones that make it near impossible to detach the toy from the box!). Added to that, anything that looked like it could belong to a robot. 
Paper clips, keys, metal bottle tops, batteries (I'm careful that they are not leaking), empty tablet sheets, bobbins (think that's what you call them?), broken toys - it all came in handy.

Granny contributed some nice tins and I set out all the treasures and let the children explore and create.  I joined in too of course - I really can't help myself :)



Big One even decided to hammer a hole and attach the arms of one robot with some small nuts and bolts. He used glue and Prestik to stick down the rest.



Till next time - happy collecting and creating :)

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10 comments:

Km said...

What a Marvelous idea!! Your robot builders are sure creative... I bet they a Blast! I collect all those weird odds and ends too! We need to set up a robot making station soon!

mermaid said...

WOW! These are really, really cool!!!
I`m going to colletct bits and bobs now too!!

And oh yes, these little things from packaging- I always think- WHY! But now I know why- for making robots :D

Thanks for sharing- they are really cool!!

Erin @ Small Types said...

These are the cutest little recycled robots ever! I'm off to pin this. I love your blog!

Fun Frugal Mommy said...

These are super cute. I would love if you shared them this friday on my fun frugal friday bloghop. www.funfrugalmommy.blospot.com

Fun Frugal Mommy said...

Theses are so cute. I would love it if you shared these this friday on my fun frugal blog party at www.funfrugalmommy.blogspot.com

Vanessa said...

These are really cute, Georgia! I love them.

vanessa @ silly eagle books

jeannine: waddlee-ah-chaa said...

Hi from abc and 123 learning.

My son would absolutely love creating these robots. He's always making something out of nothing!

Robyn... Pen Pals and Picture Books said...

Really, these are the most wonderful things I've seen in a long time! last summer my boys wanted to build robots... they built these big huge cool bots out of all our recyclables- they were huge! and where do you put something like that after its been made? we kept them around for a while and then I recycled them. These you could keep, frame, hang up, store easily! I love them!

Whitney @ Pen Pals and Picture Books said...

These are AWESOME!!! I saw this cool robot book that would be perfect with these-- if I find it, I will link to you and we'll make some robots of our own-- oooh, I better start saving parts :)

Craft 4 Change said...

A-dorable! I have been saving a few things, but never knew what to do with them. I will let the boys (I teach crafts to a group of kids in a transitional housing apartment complex) make these. They will love it! Thanks so much for sharing. ~~Robyne~~

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