Crafts & activities

Make a Rusty Rivets-inspired robot

No matter the challenge, Rusty can always invent his way out of every jam, creating the coolest contraptions ever with the help of his best friend Ruby and his pet dinosaur robot, Botasaur! Here’s our guide to making your very own Rusty Rivets-inspired robot. 

Ladybird team
Rusty Rivets

You will need:

•   Cardboard

•   Scissors

•   Pencil

•   Coloured card

•   A sharpie or a black pen

•   Split pins

•   Glue or a Pritt stick

How to make it:

1. Using your pencil draw onto the cardboard the shapes you want to cut out for your robot. Make sure you have arms, legs and a robot head.

Rusty Rivets

2. Carefully cut out your shapes with scissors (ask a grown-up to do this for you).

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3. Now using your split pins attach your robots arms, legs and head together. 

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4. Use your coloured card and pencil to draw the outline of two eyes and a mouth for your robot, and cut these out.

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5. Fill them in using your black pen or sharpie!

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6. Using the glue, stick your robot eyes and mouth onto the cardboard head! You could even add some robot eyebrows if you like.

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7.  Ta-da! Your robot is now finished. Best of all, you can modify and customise it however you want! 

Rusty Rivets

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