DIY paper mâché robot

There’s nothing like a long — I mean really long — creative project to keep your kids busy and happy. Play-Doh and kinetic sand only hold their interest for so long, and colouring isn’t a “special” activity anymore.

But one Sunday morning I had furniture to paint and I needed the kids to work on something in the same room. I turned to the overflowing recycling bin and got an idea that ended up filling a good chunk of our weekend with peaceful crafting. Hallelujah!

Here’s how to create a fun paper mâché robot — or any creation at all — with your kids:

Raid your recycling bins for small empty boxes (cereal, cracker or granola bar boxes are good sizes). Help your kids use masking tape to build the frame of their robot. Kids love any excuse to use lots and lots of tape.

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