Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:
Hi everyone, today I’m sharing a Space Theme VBS Robot Craft I made over at the Darice site last month. I have been doing a series of VBS and Summer Camp this themed crafts so make sure to stop by and check them all out!
Summer is right around the corner, and nothing get’s me as excited as getting ready for our churches VBS every year (we have already started planning). We have done several themes over the years, but I think this year we plan on doing a Space theme! I like to get started early with my ideas and test them out. One of the ideas I decided on were these wooden robots, after I saw them on the Darice site. This is a great/easy project for kids of all ages to do.
Plus you only need a couple supplies, which is great for a VBS craft. We usually get about 150 kids, so to be able to check an easy craft (yet cool) project off the list is always a great idea to me!
Let’s get started!
Robot Craft Supplies Needed:
- Wooden Robots
- Paint Brush
- Goggly Eyes
- Robot Stickers
- Paint Trays
Quick Tip: Have the kids or helpers write the child’s name on the back of their robots. This will make it easier to identify which robot belongs to who.
Step 1 – Select Your Paint
Start off by selecting a TON of paint options for the kids. I always just use a basic acrylic paint for any of my VBS projects. Remember a little paint goes a long way with a project like this.
Step 2 – Select Your Brushes
Make sure to have several different size brushes for the kids to use. If you invest in good brushes they will last many years, if you make sure to clean them right away. I keep a cup of water on the table for the kids to add their brushes to once they’re done so the paint does not dry on them.
If you have helpers, then they can walk around and clean the brushes after each group leaves.
Step 3 – Time to Paint
The fun part, letting the kids start painting! With this craft, I would have the kids paint the body first, then start painting in the details. Tell them to get as creative as they want with their robots!
Step 4 – Goggly Eyes
As you can see I was planning on just painting in the eyes, I was not a fan of that look. So I grabbed some goggly eyes and some glue and added them on. A way better look, and really finishes the project off nicely.
I love adding all the different colors to these robots! I also found these great Space Stickers you can use with this craft.
Now they have a cute project they can bring home and display in their room!
If you’re looking for another fun VBS or Summer Camp craft, then check out these Summer Camp Tote Bags, I made last week!
If you ever have any VBS questions or need tips, I’m your girl. Shoot me a message and I’ll help any way I can! This will be my fourth year doing crafts for VBS and I have a pretty good system.