March 10, 2012

Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto

With a robot birthday party looming on the horizon, we've been awash in all things nuts-and-bolts around here.  After multiple viewings of The Iron Giant (a sweet movie, if you can get past the guns and Cold War era fears--it's actually an anti-gun film), Soren has become enamored of robots.
Here's one of his favorite videos, a flashback by Styx from my 80s childhood.  Don't judge--I learned some Japanese from this song. :)
Yesterday Soren, the neighbor kids and I finally made a robot with some cardboard boxes and other items set aside for recycling.  I had a set of MakeDo connectors, a really brilliant invention for holding things like boxes together.  I recall going through lots of masking tape as a kid trying to adhere boxes to each other, with disappointing results.

Soren has been playing with Mr. Roboto all yesterday, despite its gimpy leg (I couldn't find two equally-sized boxes.
Not bad for a mash-up of stuff headed for the trash.  Hope your weekend contains some kind of creativity, with boxes or otherwise.  Have a good one!


  1. Okay, that is THE coolest thing every!! :)

    I kind of want a cardboard robot like that. LOL

  2. Fun robot! Salem's birthday last month was robot themed. I've got some links to printables and some of the ideas we adapted to fit on pinterest:

    Happy almost birthday, Soren!

  3. What a cool idea! Stopping by from the Sunday blog hop! Following via GFC! Hoping you will stop by and follow along with me too!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  4. I agree with Kayla! Sweetest robot ever! I want to dance with that thing. . . in my underpants. (Teehee. TMI. Sorry.)


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