Make a fun shape robot busy box from felt and a lunch box for your child to play on the go, during quiet time or at appointments!
Our previous busy boxes were a hit, so I made another one so we can swop it around with the ones in the car so the kids don’t get bored with it.
Again I used a lunch box(this one doesn’t close properly, so we don’t use it for school anymore) and some cut-offs from felt sheets.
I lined the lid with a dark piece of felt, which fitted snugly.
Then, I cut all kinds of shapes of different colors, some shapes are intended for arms, legs, bodies etc. but anything goes when they build with it:
I added some details to the faces just to show you the different ways you can do it. My favorite is the button eyes one. You can sew, draw or use googly eyes or buttons for the faces. You can add details to the rest of the shapes as well.
And that is it! The kids can swop and change and build or design their own robot while on the go. The perfect busy box for boys and girls alike. My son built these below, the one he called a baby robot since the button looks like a pacifier to him, lol!
One can make cards with robot pictures for little kids that they can copy, older kids can design their own shape robots.
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These are awesome.
what is the youngest age you recommend?
Where do you get the lunch boxes?
Do they lay flat?
What is important in choosing a lunch box.
Thanks for this.
Nadia van Zyl says
My 3 year old enjoys this type of activity. I found the lunch boxes at a local shop, but it is similar to these: http://amzn.to/2fEerY7
I like ones with a flip lid and not too many compartments. When they play, it is opened up, so it lays flat. Enjoy!