Monday, May 29, 2017


Cardboard Toy Robots
2nd Grade

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This is my favorite project of the school year! Each robot has a name, function, and price. I love that each one is so unique.

First, each student completed an idea worksheet to plan out what their robot would look like and how it would function. How will it help people? 

Next, they cut light-weight cardboard into different shapes to form the robot.

Then, the robot was painted with tempera paints.

Finally, the robot was packaged as a toy. Each toy is labeled with a name, function, and price.

 We were super excited to have a Robot Toy Store in the Principal's Office! 


  1. Greetings from Melbourne, Australia. We have really enjoyed viewing your toy robots. They are great.

  2. Such as great idea! We'll use this as a fun challenge in our STEAM MakerSpace. I know the kids will love it!

  3. I'm the Editor of Fun Family Crafts and wanted to let you know that we have featured your robot project! You can see it here:

    If you have other kid-friendly craft tutorials, we'd love for you to submit them. Thanks for a great project idea!

  4. I LOVE this project and it will be perfect for my second grade class that is mostly boys. Do you happen to have a copy of the worksheet and the toy label? Thank you so much for the inspiration!! You can email me at

  5. These are wonderful! LOVE love love it. I can't wait to do it with my students. You mentioned light weight cardboard - did you use regular boxes or purchase it somewhere so that it was easier for the kids to cut? Thanks for the inventive idea!

  6. Would you mind sending me a copy of the worksheet as well? Thank you for this consideration,

  7. Love this!!! Could I also get your lesson plan?