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Robots on a Rampage

The Backyardigans: Robot Repairman

Did you catch the Backyardigans premiere, Robot Repairman, on Nick Jr last week? There was no way we were going to miss it. We started counting down weeks in advance. It was all anyone talked about … 3 more days till the new Backyardigans, 2 more days Mommy, 1 more … Mommy, is today the day? I’m very selective of the shows I let my children watch, but the Backyardigans are so cute & musical I just can’t resist them. I’ve been known to burst out singing Boinga, the Alicia Keys song from Mission to Mars (what, you didn’t know that was Alicia Keys? I told you these guys were cool) at any given moment.

Oh yeah, about the robots … well, as usual, they rocked. The story line was cute (our favorite Backyardigan actually got a starring role – Yay!), the music was catchy and well the theme, the theme was one of our favorites. We just can’t pass up a good robot story.

When it was over we were still engrossed with robots. We needed them, we wanted them, we had to have them. So, we built our very own robots out of items in our recycle bin. We had a ton of fun and played with our new friends for the rest of the afternoon. If you have a preschooler at home, you know that’s a pretty decent amount of time to hold their attention span :) Bonus points for that!

Meet Robot Guy

Robot Guy

& Robot Girl

Robot Girl

& one very happy future space camper :)

{Notice he has planned his wardrobe around this monumentous event}

Space Guy

Pretty Cute, eh?

To Make Your Own Robots, You’ll Need:

  • Cardboard (We used a cereal box)
  • Some Alumnium Foil
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Googly Eyes
  • A Glue Gun (Unless your eyes are stick ons)
  • Jewels, Stickers, Beads, Whatever you can find to adorn them with

Draw your robot shape on a cereal box, ask Mom & Dad to cut him out, wrap the shape in Aluminum Foil, smoosh till the foil is nice and flat, cut the foil in any knicks and crannies and the fold until you get the look you’re going for, have Mom hot glue some eyes on, and then go wild decorating him with whatever shiny stuff or buttons & knobs you have on hand. ~ Enjoy!

I added this to the ABC & 123 Show & Tell Tuesdays!


Stacy is seeing the world in a whole new way – through the eyes of her children. She writes about the little things, the big things and all the “stuff” in between at Kids Stuff World.

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