In the past year and a half one of the most popular Art Truckparties has been “Outrageous Robots.” Thousands of children have enjoyed building imaginative robot sculptures out of easy-to-handle, shiny materials that you probably have right in your kitchen. Oh, the characters we have seen! Dog robots, fish robots, kitty robots, super-hero robots, fashion robots… you get the picture. However, as I look out on our snow covered lawn, I realize that we have not seen a snowman robot – or snow-bot! So, here is a little inspiration to get your kids creating rain–resistant snow-bots on the next snow day!
2 round white Styrofoam balls
1 circular floral foam
Googly eyes or gems
Wrap the three foam pieces in foil and connect with toothpicks;
Cut a scarf from fancy ribbon and tie around “neck;”
Insert toothpick arms and add cotton ball mittens;
Place googly eyes (or gems) and draw mouth;
Insert toothpick nose;
Insert toothpick ears and cover tips with cotton ball muffs.
Embellish body as you wish! (I used paper snowflakes from last month’s project post.)
Happy snow days!