Question: What can you make with a band-aid container, a toilet roll holder, an iPod speaker, a key, some screws and washers, nuts and bolts, a few mollies, a hinge, some electrical tape and some copper wire?
Answer: ‘BUG BOT’ (And an incredibly happy little boy!)
In our family, we LOVE projects. From refinishing a coffee table, to making stuffed animals for the kids, to painting and making gifts for each other, we always have some sort of project happening in our home. We enjoy the problem solving, working together and creativity of completing a project. Well, Mason came up with our family project this past weekend…
Mason (And his Daddy) absolutely LOVES robots! Just loves them. Retro Robots, animatronic robots, new techie robots… You name it he loves them.
We began by collecting all of the available ‘robot pieces’ from around the house… e.g. a band aid container, hinges, nuts and bolts, pretty much anything that was metal and looked like it could be attached to a robot… (Oh man, I can’t wait until we go to the scrap yard and make a real one someday!)
A few hours later… We ended up with ‘BUG BOT’ and a smiling 5 year old.
Some details of putting ‘BUG BOT’ together:
Mason filling BUG BOT’s pocket with tools:
A few details:
One happy boy:
Mason was especially happy when ‘BUG BOT’ picked up some feedback through the iPod speaker and began ‘talking’! It was a unintentional surprise for all of us.