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robot birthday card greeting card aluminium foil junk washers
Who wouldn't smile if they opened this card on their birthday


This robot card is fun to make and is an ideal birthday card or Father's Day card.

Time: 20 minutes plus drying time
Age: Under 5's with help, 5-10's
Level: Easy

Materials
1 large sheet card
Cardboard
Aluminium foil
2 bendy drinking straws
Selection of metal nuts, bolts, washers and cogs
Strong glue
Scissors



robot birthday card greeting card aluminium foil junk washers
Starting materials ready to go


Method
Cut a large rectangle for the robot body and a smaller square for the robot head. Cut two small rectangles for legs



robot birthday card greeting card aluminium foil junk washers
Robot components cut and ready to wrap with foil


Wrap the robot components in aluminium foil, like you would wrap a present.



robot birthday card greeting card aluminium foil junk washers




robot birthday card greeting card aluminium foil junk washers
Body ready to decorate


Stick cogs, washers, metal nuts etc onto the body of the robot with strong glue. We also stuck on some rectangles of bubble wrap and some pieces of silver pipe cleaner.



robot birthday card greeting card aluminium foil junk washers
Use any old small metal junk you can find to decorate your robot


Stick two metal washers on to the head for eyes. We found an old 13Amp fuse and glued this on for a mouth



robot birthday card greeting card aluminium foil junk washers
The old fuse made a good robot mouth


When dry, glue the head, body and legs onto the front of the card
Cut the drinking straws down to a suitable arm size with the bendy sections as elbows and glue on to the card



robot birthday card greeting card aluminium foil junk washers


Your robot card is now ready to send!

Have you made a robot card? Please upload a picture of your creation via the comments section.

Categories
#Easy
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Robot
#Birthday card
#Greeting card
#Aluminium Foil
#Junk
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