Every year for Valentine’s Day, I let the kids look through Pinterest and pick their favorite Valentine craft/project to pass out to their cousins, friends, uncles, aunts and grandparents for Valentine’s Day. It is fun to see what they pick, some projects they pick really surprise me.
This year three of the five kids picked this candy robot craft. And I am not gonna lie, he looks so cute….and so yummy! Of course, I also seen a lot of time, money and candy going into this little cutie, if I let three kids make these for everybody on their list! So, I was able to talk everybody into doing this craft as one of our after school crafts.
So, after over a week of begging, we made our sweet bots last Friday after we finished school.
I will say, even with having a total of seven kids making these (my neice and nephew made one with us), it went really quick, and relatively easy.
So, grab your glue gun & let’s get started!
Here are the supplies you will need:
- 1 pack kit-kat mini’s
- 1 pack Hershey’s kisses
- 1 pack Reese’s cup mini’s
- 1 pack of individually boxed raisins
- 1 pack of tic-tacs
- Scrapbook paper
- Glue gun & glue sticks
- Gem stones (optional)
Before we started, I went ahead and pre-wrapped the tic-tacs and raisins to make assembly easier for my younger guys.
Any of the scrapbook paper that was left over I cut out hearts that we used to decorate our bots. This is optional, but I think it make them look cute and each unique from the other.
I let each kid pick their body, head, eyes and belly heart.
Next, each kid picked their candy:
-2 Hershey kisses
-5 Reese’s mini’s
Maryam took this opportunity to take apart my little bot I had practiced on earlier that day…. Something about his parts needing to be inspected??? Apparently, they were all up to code & tasted yummy! 🙂
Now it’s time to assemble your bot.
- Starting with your tic-tac head, add a tab of hot glue on each side and then one Hershey kiss to each side.
- Next, we made his neck. On the bottom of your tic-tac box, add a drop of glue and one Reese’s.
- We made the arms next. Add a bit of glue to each side of your raisin box and then one kit-kat on each drop of glue.
- The legs were the next to be assembled. We glued the “feet” together first by stacking two Reese’s cups on top of each other. Then we glued the feet to the bottom of the raisin box.
- Finally, you are ready to attach your head to the body. Add a glue drop to the top of the raisin box and glue the bottom of the neck to the belly.
- And, last was the most fun part, DECORATING!!!! Each kid picked out their own hearts for the eyes and a heart belly. They decided to add gemstones to the eyes and hearts… and I think it turned out just super cute!
I would love to see your sweet bots, so please share your finished crafts with us!
Kraft ya later!
Kassy – the Homesteading Momma