A bit of wood and whatever nuts and bolts you have lying around are all you need to make your own wood robots and pets.
I have a whack of these wood robots and pets pinned to my Scrap Wood Pinterest board – most of them seem to be tagged in another language, so maybe this adorable trend isn’t over here yet, but I’m hoping to change that…
Isn’t he cute? No tutorial needed really – grab a small piece of scrap wood, drill in some screws, washers, bolts – whatever scrap bits you have lying around – and you have yourself the cutest little wood robot keychain!
I decided to
make let the girls get creative as well, and together we put together some scrap wood robot pets:
I used a thin hacksaw to create the toes in the feet, but the rest is just glue and sandpaper – easy for a 10 and 12 year-old.
Once our scrap bot pets were built, we painted them and the girls added spare parts to give them some character.
For these wood robot pets, we glued the hardware on with Gorilla Glue clear.
Maddie glued tiny finishing nails on for whiskers on her cat and Chloe used a bent nail for a tail and a broken jigsaw blade for a tongue on her dog.
I may have had more fun in making these than they did – but it was time together exercising our creativity, so I’m grateful that they humoured me.
You could make these wood robots in any size you want and use them as bag tags, keychains, shelf-sitters, bookends, paperweights… anything really – and the total cost to make all three of these (and 20 more) = $0.
Yup, scrap bits of wood, leftover or mis-matched parts from other projects and dollar store paint (that we already had).
Easy, adorable, functional and fun!
Have a great one!