February 10, 2012

Juice Box Robot Valentines {Tutorial}

Finally, my son is interested in something cool like robots.  Naturally, I'm going to exploit it as much as I can, first with Valentine's Day, then with his birthday party.  More on that to come, of course.
Since this is officially his first Valentine's party at a school, I wanted to make something fun to give to his friends.

I found some robot tattoo Valentines at the Dollar Tree, some robot bags in Target's Dollar zone, and thought I'd package them with something else.  Hmmm, what could it be?
Affirmative! It's a juice box robot.

Here's what you need:
Juice box | Candy (I used Hershey nuggets, smarties, starburst) | Googly eyes | Glue Dots or clear tape | Robot Valentine cards or tattoos | Red paper | Sharpie marker

Adhere the Hershey nuggets together to make the head.  Alternatively, you could use any other square candies.  Then stick them to the top of the box.
Add the googly eyes (mine thankfully were sticker ones, which made it easier).
Add some Smarties for arms (or any other long-ish candy, like Laffy Taffy) and stick on your card (in my case, the tattoos).
We added some Starburst candies for the feet, but you could also use them for the neck.

On the back, I added a little construction paper heart that said "I'm nuts and bolts about you!"
If you can't find robot-themed Valentine cards, you could always put the heart on the front with your child's name on it.

Here's the final result, a thirst-quenching friendly robot.
Cute, huh?  Definitely worth the extra time it took me to assemble 14 of these for the class.  I then stuck them in the cellophane bags, just in case any candy pieces came off.
I kinda wish adults did these sorts of exchanges.  Though I guess that's what husbands are for.  But moms are so much more creative!


  1. Oh my gosh, how adorable! I would never think to do something like this. LOVE!

  2. That is genius!! I think I just fell in love with a candied, juice box robot xD Lol

  3. Jasper's been obsessed with robots since birth! I'm going to have to pay attention to your birthday planning, obviously…


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