- Large clear plastic paint can (purchased at Michael's craft store)
- Quart size empty paint can (purchased at Home Depot)
- 2 empty soup cans (opened with a safety can opener which prevents sharp edges)
- 2 - 3" long of thin (about 1/2") cardboard tube (I used a cardboard roll from wrapping paper)
- 2 bottle caps
- 1 washer
- floral wire
- big heavy duty wire cutters
- book binder tool or ice pick
I painted the cans before I assembled, you can do the same or wait until after he's assembled.
It's rather simple to put him together. First place all cans in place, this helped me think about how to attach the cans together. I then decided to punch holes and run wire through the cans to attach them.
First I punched 2 holes, with the ice pick, to the bottom of each soup can. I then punched 4 matching holes in the bottom of the plastic clear can, string floral wire through one soup can to the matching holes of the clear can, turn and tighten wire and cut extra wire. Attach the other soup can using the same steps. The robot now has his legs.
The final touches are to add the eyes (bottle caps), nose (washer) and electric tape for mouth. I used glue dots to attach eyes and nose.
Our little man is done, all you have to do is fill him with goodies. Fun thing about this project is you can make it for anyone, a little boy, girl, or even a grown up.