Build a Robot Craft

Penguin Kids sent us Robo-Sauce by Adam Rubin. The story is so full of robots that even the book turns into a robot! We were inspired to make our own robot craft. Affiliate links are included in this post. Clicking on the book titles or covers will take you to Amazon.

Build a robot craft inspired by Robo-Sauce

Robo-Sauce by Adam Rubin

Robo-Sauce is a fun book to read. The story begins with a boy and his dog dressed up as robots. They are having fun playing but really they are annoying the rest of the family. The narrator mentions that he knows the recipe for robo-sauce and it will turn him into a real robot. It works! The boy turns into a giant robot and proceeds to go on a rampage destroying the town. The narrator offers the boy the recipe for robo-antidoto to change back… You’ll have to read the book to see what happens. Check out the book trailer to get a feel for the book.

Build a Robot Craft

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Boxes
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Aluminum foil (or paper)
  • Tape
  • Markers
  • Other craft supplies that you have on hand (letters, ribbon, googly eyes, paper, paint, etc)

Aiden and I wrapped two cardboard boxes in aluminum foil. We used double-sided tape (that Scotch® gave us for our Light Up Christmas Tree Art project) to secure the foil to the boxes and to tape the smaller box to the larger one. Then we attached cardboard tubes to the sides of the box with packing tape. We had previously painted the tubes red.

robot front

Next, Aiden designed and decorated his robot. The robot’s name is 419-A. The wooden letter A was attached to the robot with double-side tape. The blue and green glitter tape was also leftover from our Light Up Christmas Tree Art.

Build a robot craft inspired by Robo-Sauce

What kind of robot will you design?

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