Recycled Robot Soup Cans – Great for Storage or Kid’s Craft

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Meet the Recycled Robot Soup Cans! I have only completed 6 of them but there are SO many possibilities! These unique guys held the party favors at my son’s robot birthday party but you can add circuits, motors, and all sorts of fun things to them! These make GREAT recycled art projects for STEM camps!

Recycled Soup Can Robots Makerspace

 They are simply soup cans which have been cleaned out. I then searched the garage for random pieces of “junk” to glue on the can including but not limited to bolts, washers, furniture pads, pieces of a light bulb, soda caps, paper clips, and other random items I found. Below are some ideas of things you can add to your tinker crate area of your maker stations!

Tinker Station Loose Parts Ideas:

  • Bottle Caps

  • Nuts / Washers

  • Springs

  • Wire connector caps

  • Grommets

  • Magnets

  • Wires


Other Fun Craft Parts Ideas:

  • Googly Eyes

  • Hot Glue

  • Solder Equipment

  • Pom Pom Balls

  • Pieces of Dowel Rods

  • Cork

  • LEGO Bricks

  • Paint Markers










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  1. Sippy Cup Mom says:

    You are so clever! I love seeing the different things you come up with!

  2. Teresha@Marlie and Me says:

    My daughter is obsessed with robots. She will love this! pinning.

  3. says:

    These are so fun!

  4. These are so cute! What a great idea! I would never think to do this!

  5. Felissa Hadas says:

    What a fun idea. I bet all the kids love their party favors.

  6. royalegacy says:

    What fun projects! I remember doing something like this in school, but nothing so spectacular. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Carrie with Children says:

    These are too cute! What a reat way to recycle the cans!

  8. Mudpiesandtiaras says:

    We are SO doing this!!

  9. Lisa Cash Hanson says:

    These are so cute! My baby is a little young but how fun.

  10. That is so cute! such a creative idea! Thanks for sharing =)

  11. adorable 🙂

  12. The Queen of Swag says:

    so cute and great craft idea!

  13. what did you use for glue?

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