So these modern diy robots are super fun for me because I learned stop motion video for it! And- it is SO, SO, SO easy- once you get all the DIY supplies- add some glue, velcro and stick some vinyl on the blocks and you have made some toy robots. I used stop motion video because I thought it would be best to show how the robots can switch around and it is quarantine and I maybe have gone insane and I went all Ben Wyatt. However, it was actually super easy and now that I made my first video, I will improve and do some more! (music: www.bensound.com)
Another insane thing is I pretty much had all the supplies necessary to make the modern wooden toy robots. I have way too many wooden balls leftover from my craft workshop at ALT teaching rainbow diffusers and I literally look at the jar and think… hmm what else can I make? I had plain wooden blocks because I made Cole some of his own and I am painting peg dolls for Cole’s playroom. So, while getting all the supplies MAY seem like a lot at once you will have leftover supplies and if you stick around, I have a peg doll DIY, a wooden block DIY (you can see the wooden blocks in photo below) on its’ way and I am sure I will have more to do with the wooden balls.
Wooden Balls (this is a multipack of sizes, you can also skip the peg dolls if you like and use just balls to decorate the robot)
Wooden Peg Dolls . (I bought this pack because I wanted the very tiny peg doll for the head & some medium ones for the arms, you could skip the balls if you like and just use peg dolls)
Velcro With Adhesive
Cricut Joy (not sponsored) – or any machine to cut vinyl- alternatively, you can cut your own shapes out if you are super talented, I am not haha
How To Make Adorable Modern Wooden Toy Robots With Velcro that you Can Move & Switch Around!!! (title was too long for blog post title- ha!
Cut velcro into squares and attach to one side of each wooden block:
Glue arms, ears and robot top (the tiny peg doll) and let dry
Add vinyl to two sides of the robot (here is my cricut design space project link which will give you these exact vinyl shapes)
And now we play!
Tall robots, short robots, mismatched color robots… I would say the possibilities are endless but that is not true, but you have a lot of options haha!