Outrageous Snow-bots!

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 rainresistant snow-bots on the next snow day!


2 round white Styrofoam balls

1 circular floral foam

Tin foil


Cotton balls

Fancy ribbon

Googly eyes or gems

Magic markers

Easy assembly

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.)

Please send your photos to me maura@thearttruck.comand we’ll post it on The Art Truck’s Facebook page. Find more project ideas at http://thearttruck.blogspot.com/.

Happy snow days!

Maura O’Shea