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Robot

How to make a giant robot

Kids find robots fascinating. Creating a robot is a bit like creating your own toy; it lets children dream and use their imagination.

Creating a giant robot is best done as a team activity.

Here is what you need to make a giant robot :

  • cardboard boxes
  • cardboard tubes
  • paint
  • lots of recycled materials for decorating (bottle caps, corks, etc)

 Giant Robot

It’s better to work as a team to create a giant robot because one child alone may be overwhelmed by the size of this project.

Teamwork also has the advantage of teaching many things :

  • sharing ideas and knowledge
  • obeying rules
  • respecting the others members of the team
  • verbalizing your ideas clearly
  • listening to the other team members
  • sharing the work fairly.

In addition, working as a team stimulates everyone’s creativity.

The giant robot that you see here was created as part of a special project for Canada’s Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa.

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Encourage the kids to come up with their own interpretation of what a robot should look like. There is no wrong answer : all robots built by the children will be beautiful!

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