Preschool Craft Corner: STEAM

Get your little ones thinking like scientists with these fun STEAM-themed activities!

Paper Bag Robots

These paper bag robots make for the perfect STEAM-themed craft.  You can make your friend any shape, size, or colour. Add sparkles, buttons, pom poms, the works. Best of all, you can play with them afterwards!

Send a picture of your artwork to us at summerreading@tnrd.ca for a chance to be featured in next week’s newsletter and blog post.

Materials Required

  • paper lunch sacks of any size
  • buttons, pompoms, crystals, or something else to act as the robot buttons
  • glue, either a hot glue gun or regular bottled kids craft glue
  • markers or sharpies
  • scissors
  • aluminum foil

Step 1

Decide on the shape and size of your bag.  Cut the bottom of the bag to change the shape (eg make it more square, round, triangular, wavy).

Step 2

Cover the base of the bag with aluminum foil.  Make sure to place the foil under the edge of the bag’s fold so that you can move the robot’s head!  Use craft glue or hot glue to stick the foil to the paper.

Step 3

Create a control panel on your robot’s front.  This is where your buttons will go!  You can also make some antennae, arms, hands, legs, feet, or any other appendages to add to your robot.  Be creative!

Step 4

Decorate your robot!  You can glue your decorations onto the control panel and even use a marker or sharpie to add other designs or features.

Your robot is complete!  Have fun playing together!

Colour Your Own Robot Mask!

Now that you’ve made a robot to play with, don’t you just want to become a robot yourself?  

Create a robot mask by decorating and cutting it out.  If you attach some string, and you can rock a robot look just like your paper bag friend!

Send us a picture of your artwork at summerreading@tnrd.ca for a chance to be featured in next week’s newsletter and blog post.

Want more craft ideas?

We’ll be back next week with more art ideas. In the meantime, check out our blog!

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