Simple Sunday – Robot

The boys have been wanting to build a robot for quite some time now.  Carter had grand plans for the robot, it would do all his chores and even some of mine.  Cody was more interested in the various components that would go into the creation.

I gave them a large paper bag and told them to fill it with robot parts.  They collected things:  bits of ribbon, empty toilet paper rolls, pages from our day by day calendar, bubble wrap, an old party hat.

Saturday, the day of the robot, Husband and I added a few boxes to their collection and prepared ourselves with rolls of tape.  And then we built.

Robot building 1

The body of the bot was a box from Costco, one of those they put all your items in to make it easier to carry.  Carter wanted rocket boosters, i.e. toilet paper rolls, attached to the back of the robot so Husband carefully cut some slits in the box while the boys supervised.

Robot Building Collage 1

As per Cody’s request, I taped the robot’s heart, i.e. a pizza box, inside the body.  I was also directed to attach floppy ears to either side of the robot’s head.  The boys were quite pleased with the results and took their robot off down the hall to play as if it were their long lost sibling.

When it was lunchtime, the robot was brought over to the table to watch us eat.  It was a little creepy to be stared at by the robot while eating.

Robot Building Collage 2

The robot has not yet been give a name so feel free to chime in with your name ideas.

About Shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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11 Responses to Simple Sunday – Robot

  1. Mary Ann says:

    I think my heart is made out of a pizza box sometimes! As usual, love the creativeness here!

  2. The Waiting says:

    The robot is kind of reminiscent of the Kool Aid man. Oh yeah!

  3. I think when you are done, the robot can be recycled (all the cardboard). Maybe, that can inspire a name.

  4. I love that your robot has a heart and a party hat – he’s ready to rock n roll!

  5. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    What a simply beautiful post. Bless you & your gorgeous family! 🙂
    Like the way you wrote it too – very natural, pleasure to read.

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