Saturday, November 15, 2008

Our Very Own Robot

This month in Family Fun magazine, there was a craft that was just too cute to pass up. Basically, it was Mr. Potato Head using a tin can and hardware with magnets attached to them. We raided Dad's tool box and then headed to Home Depot yesterday and picked out drain covers, electrical wires in fun colors, pulls, knobs, wire covers, washers, wing nuts, nuts, screws, hooks, and other such gadgits. To my unbelief, HD didn't have the magnets. Fortunately, Michael's was next door and had exactly what I was looking for.

Cavett and I spent the afternoon making funny faces and singing the Wall-E theme song. Good fun. One word of caution, if you try this at home let me know if you find a better way to attach the pieces to the magnets. I used hot glue (which is what "they" recommended). Hot glue is good for a little while, but later that evening I was already re-attaching pieces.


Candace Chaney said...

Such a cute pic! And cute idea! I'll have to remember that one...

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

How about a soldering iron? Maybe Home Depot sells those too?


Cute craft! I should look into that magazine.