Monday, June 28, 2010

a robot-(patrio)tic centerpiece was made {at my house}

so I saw this super cute centerpiece idea in Family Fun magazine.  I knew right away I wanted to try it.  I started collecting cans, tubs and toilet paper rolls.   
I had to have a few beers to get some bottle tops :)  
After a week or so, I had all the supplies.  
I used colored tape to cover the toilet paper rolls and some sparkly pipe cleaners to jazz up the legs (and add a robot smile).  I painted the 'body' (an empty cotton candy tub) with spray paint for plastic and let the kids decide what parts went where.  Heated up the glue gun & 10 minutes later, we had our centerpiece complete with a cup on top to hold our plastic ware.  CUTE! 

the inspiration
my supplies

our creation
to make it look similar to the could use an empty peanut butter jar filled with treats - I may need to make another robot :)
**edited to add..another robot!
I had an empty peanut butter jar..
added some USA flair & painted cork 'ears' and robo-1 has a companion :)

Check out Buttons by Lou Lou to see what's going on 'at my house'.  Such a fun idea!

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Buttons by Lou Lou said...

Very cute! Is this going to be a regular centrepiece or only used for special occasions? I think after you've tried your next one you should make one for everyone at the table!! Fun.

Thanks for joining in again this week. Lou.

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

it's for our 4th of July cook-out this weekend. I have enough supplies to make another I'm sure we'll end up with an 'everyday' Robot at our house too!

~Brandy~ said...

Very neat - I like the way you used the plastic paint can.

The Purple Pug said...

That is adorable! The kids must love it! Post pics from the cook-out:)

Jen's Paper Parties said...

That is too cute! I saw that in Family Fun too!! I wish my kids were still into wanting to do projects like that!

He & Me + 3 said...

Those turned out great. I saw that same one and loved it. I have yet to make one though. Good job getting it done so quickly.

Pam @ PartyStart.Me said...

Adorable robots! Great summer activity for the kids!

Thanks so much for adding my birthday button. You are the best!!!


{ L } said...

Awww, SO cute! What an original idea.

Kristy said...

That is really cute!

linda @ CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

how cute is that?! totally saving this idea for when little man is older. he'll love it!!
Thanks for joining the Patriotic Parade!
have a safe and happy 4th!

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