1) I wonder if he knows he’s made from two toilet rolls…
2) …and an old plastic deodorant bottle!
3) Wow… he’s light on his feet (or should I say foot)!
This Steampunk inspired toilet roll robot is so agile it can balance on the edge of a ruler, so strong its heart is made of steel, so clever its brain is made of cogs… and so cheap he’s made from trash!
A couple of cool additional features are the see-through head, made from the lid of a can of shaving gel and the arms that rotate up and down, revealing the robot’s steel heart. It was produced for Craft: (as part of their Summer craft series) and is the perfect project if you are looking to keep your kids busy.
How to make your own self-balancing toilet roll robot with moving arms
I have provided full instructions below, but feel free to improvise, you can create your Steampunk inspired robot from almost anything. In fact, I’d love to see how you give your robot an individual twist, so why not send me a photo!
1) Collectable instructions – print them out & put them in a folder!
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