Sculpture

Make a Robot

Grab some bits and bobs from around the house and create an art-inspired robot

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Hints and tips

  • Have a look in your recycling for good materials to use. You could try old cereal boxes, magazines or plastic bottles. Tin foil works really well to make a shiny robot!
  • You might need some adult help when using pliers or scissors.
  • Robots come in all different shapes and sizes. Can you make one as tall as you? Or why not make a family of robots?
  • This activity is inspired by the artist Eduardo Paolozzi. Check it out some of his artworks below. He was a pioneer of pop art and liked combining machinery and human figures in his work. What can you see in his collages?
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, ‘Wonder Toy: Robert the Robot’ 1971
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Wonder Toy: Robert the Robot 1971
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© The estate of Eduardo Paolozzi
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, ‘Was This Metal Monster Master - or Slave?’ 1952
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Was This Metal Monster Master - or Slave? 1952
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© The estate of Eduardo Paolozzi
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, ‘Conjectures to Identity’ 1963–4
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Conjectures to Identity 1963–4
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© The estate of Eduardo Paolozzi

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