Accordion-Arm Robot

Change a recycled box into a robot with folded paper arms. Toddlers love this hands-on project, which is a cinch with Crayola® Color Wonder™.

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Accordion-Arm Robot


  • Crayola Washable School Glue
  • Crayola Color Wonder Paper
  • Upcycled Cardboard Box

CIY Staff Tips:



Look at pictures of robots. Find out what they do. Here's how to make your own pretend robot.


Cover recycled boxes with Crayola Color Wonder Paper. Tear the paper to fit. Attach the paper with Crayola School Glue. Dry.


Use Color Wonder Markers and your imagination to decorate the robot. Add buttons, knobs, facial features, and gadgets.


Tear another piece of Color Wonder Paper into four long strips. Colour them with Color Wonder Markers. Dry.


Fold the paper back and forth to make accordion arms and legs. Glue the arms and legs to the box. Dry.

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