My youngest son and I made robot Valentines today for his kindergarten class. He did most of the punching and I did most of the assembling. He also enjoyed picking out papers from my scrap bin for each of his friends. This is a wonderful project for using up scraps!
These are based on my robot Valentine featured in the February issue of Scrapbooks Etc. magazine. I have had lots of inquiries on specific directions, so I figured I would tell how I made these. The fun thing about robots is that you can make them any way you'd like with what you have on hand. I think the sillier and more random the better! =)
Begin by wrapping a miniature candy bar with patterned paper to cover the logo and adhere. Trim a ¼" strip of gray cardstock, run through a paper crimper and trim into arms and legs. Cut a gray punched circle (Fiskars pop-up circle punch) in half to form the feet. For the hands, punch a ¼" hole punch into gray cardstock and punch the negative piece with the circle punch used for the feet to form a washer shape. Cut in half for each hand. Mini Glue Dots really speed up this project!
I used Fiskars' limited edition Bistro Brew squeeze punch for the head, but any square or rectangle shape would work. I adhered the head with foam adhesive so it wouldn't be so much shallower than the body. I added a heart punch on the chest and a strip of cardstock behind the head for bolts, a hand-cut smile (using self-adhesive foam), and googly eyes. Robots are all different, so have fun decorating him as you wish!
To view all of my Valentine blog posts for more project ideas, check here.