Anyone that knows me know that I am all about making recycled crafts. I save all my toilet paper tubes, paper towel tubes, empty cans, yogurt containers, plastic lids, snack boxes, and the list goes on.

So I dove into my recycling stash to come up with this quirky cereal box robot you can make with the kids!


  • Cereal box
  • Something for weight (old towel, bag of dried beans, newspaper, etc)
  • Aluminum foil
  • paper towel tube
  • 2 vegetable or soup cans (legs)
  • 1 large can (head)
  • Various plastic and metal lids
  • 2 bottle caps
  • metal nut
  • 2 silver pipe cleaners
  • White paper
  • Black marker
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Craft knife

  • To give the robot's body some weight, first you ™ll want to put something inside the cereal box. I used an old sweatshirt. An old towel, a bag of dried beans, lots of wadded up newspaper, anything like that will work.
  • Wrap the cereal box in aluminum foil and use tape to secure.
  • Use a craft knife to carve holes in the side of the box for the arms.
  • Cut the paper towel tube in half and wrap both halves in aluminum foil.
  • Insert the tubes into the sides of the cereal box.

  • Wrap each of the cans in aluminum foil.
  • Use various lids to decorate the front of the cereal box.
  • Glue lids onto the large can for eyes; then glue bottle caps to the lids for the pupils.
  • Glue a metal nut on as the nose.

  • Draw several lines onto white paper, then draw a single line through those lines. Use scissors to cut mouth from the lined paper and tape to the tin can.
  • Wrap silver pipe cleaner around a pencil, then glue inside the large can.
  • Glue the head and legs to the cereal box to complete your robot.

If you liked this project, you might like my duct tape cereal box robot too!

Hope you have fun!