Robot Tinkering Process Art for Little Kids

Are you a preschool teacher or homeschool mama who is looking for a fun way to teach little kids about community helpers? Check out this awesome Robot Tinkering Process Art! It’s quick & easy using basic supplies that you probably already have around the house. You’re definitely going to want to check it out! 

collage of three-dimensional robot art with text: Robot Tinkering Process Art for Preschoolers Another fun week of Community Helpers! If you missed our toddler activities last week and the week before, you can find those here and here. This week the little guy and I learned about factory workers and did this fun Robot Tinkering Process Art.

As always, we had a great time learning and playing together and we’re both super excited to see what adventures next week brings.   

robot process art on table next to craft supplies
Fun fact for this week is that we did this exact same robot tinkering invitation to create three years ago when we did Community Helpers the first time. If you’re interested in checking it out, you can find that post here

child working on robot process art
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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

child adding pipe cleaners to robot process art
This month we were thrilled to receive one of the new Experience Toddler Curriculum kits too!

child taping pipe cleaner to robot process art
A factory worker usually works on an assembly line or with a conveyor belt. He may do the same job or task over and over again. Factories produce many types of specific products, e.g., food, clothing, electronics, plastics. 

robot process art with one pipe cleaner arm and one wiggle eye
Here’s what the little guy had to say, “I loved the Robot Tinkering because I got to put pipe cleaners on and dab and dot it!” Gotta love ’em, right? Lol…

child using paint on cardstock for robot process art

Robot Tinkering Process Art for Little Kids

What you’ll need

  • Cups
  • Beads
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Paper

child adding details to robot process art
Here’s how to do it

Set Up

  • Set out the supplies. 

Prompts

  • What kind of robot would you like to create?
  • What will it be able to do?
  • Will you use the cup as a robot body or as a head? 
  • What color will you paint your robot? 

Observe

  • Did the child assemble the pieces to create a whole robot or other object? 

child adding color to robot process art
What a blast! Let’s take a minute and reflect on the differences between robot tinkering now (at five years old) and robot tinkering then as a toddler. I’m literally blown away by the difference in both his fine motor skills as well as his attention to detail. 

robot process art turned sideways on table
Three years ago, he stuck a few stickers to the cup, glued on the wiggle eyes and called it a day. This weekend he spent probably an hour tinkering with his robot. It was of course all kinds of awesome!

robot process art turned sideways
This is just one of the many reasons why I love open-ended art experiences and Experience Early Learning is really great at including a variety in each of their preschool curriculum kits! 

three-dimensional robot process art
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Community Helpers theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time). And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

Looking for more insight & inspiration? Here are the top 10 most popular posts from The Keeper of the Memories. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these!

As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, I receive the Experience Early Learning Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #preschool #homeschool #mgtblogger

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