How to make a robot with used cardboard boxes

My son recently started to act like a robot. We don’t know where he is inspired from but we are not complaining. If we ask him to do something and he doesn’t do it, when we ask the “Robot” he definitely does it. If we ask the “robot” to come to the table for dinner, he immediately comes to the table. Or if “mommy robot” asks, “baby robot” kindly lets her change his diaper without any fuss.

I decided to use the cartons, I accumulated from parcel boxes we receive, to make a robot.

Materials needed:

  • Medium size box for body
  • Smaller size box for head
  • Foam pieces for arms and legs
  • Aluminum foil
  • Glue
  • Craft paper
  • Rubber bands
  • Duct tape


    1. Poke holes into the box that is going to be the body on the sides with a screwdriver.
    2. Put a knot on one side of the rubber band and pull through the holes you made on the sides of the body, so that the knots are inside the box
    3. Cut the foam to the sizes you need for arms and legs.
    4. Wrap all the robot parts, including body, head, arms and legs with aluminum foil and glue. You can use duct tape for decorative purposes as well.
    5. Use duct tape to attach the rubber bands, poking out of the body to the arms and leg pieces.
    6. Decorate the face and the body of the robot with buttons and screens using craft paper and glue.
    7. You can add antennas made out of foil or buttons out of bottle caps etc.


Your robot is ready!

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