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Robot Chimes

By January 19, 2024January 23rd, 2024No Comments

robot chimes

Recycling Project: Robot Chimes

Looking for robot activities for kids? This project is one of our favorites! Recycle tin cans by engineering your own unique robot chimes perfect for windy days.

Supplies:  cans, pipe cleaners, paint, twine, scissors, metal primer, hammer, nail/screwdriver, beads and any other decoration for hair, etc.
Robot Windchimes
Step 1:  Take all the labels off the cans and spray them with metal primer.  Once dry this allows the paint to adhere to the cans.
Robot Windchimes
Step 2:  Poke or drill holes into the cans for arms, legs, and to attach the body.  Get creative and make all different sizes and shapes for your robots!
Robot Windchimes
Step 3:  Assemble the robot body by using twine and knotting it to keep the head and body separate.  Then poke pipe cleaners through holes for the arms and legs.
Robot Windchimes
Step 4:  Add beads, buttons, or anything fun to the pipe cleaners to add dimension to the arms and legs.
Robot Windchimes
Robot Windchimes
Step 5:  Begin painting the cans – eyes, lips, nose, and body colors!  We added yarn for hair also!
Robot Windchimes
Hang your awesome Robot wind chime outside!

Robot Windchimes

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