Building droids has become a new, fun pastime around here. My son loves building droids and robots and anything mechanical. Of course he is still young yet to be able to build a working, moving droid on his own. However, there is still plenty of fun in designing and building model droids. Whether you have a Star Wars movie fan or just a robots fan, our free coloring sheets for building droids and robots is a fun way to pass an afternoon. Plus it’s a great STEAM activity combining science, technology, engineering, art, and math!
Building Droids and Robots STEAM Activity
Building droids is a great way to use items from the recycling bin as well as styrofoam pieces and trays! The first step to building droids of all shapes and sizes at home is to become a saver. A saver of everything from bread bag clips and soda can tabs to plastic bottles and packaging materials. I keep a large plastic tote handy and anything cool for building droids and robots is stashed away! This ensures us that there is always something on hand for building droids at a moments notice!
What are items worth saving for Building Droids?
You certainly don’t need all of the items to get started building droids and robots. You also don’t need to go out and make a huge purchase. Check out what you have and see what you can build. Junk drawers are a great place to start. I bet you have items I haven’t even thought of hiding in drawers!
What are items to have on hand for Building Droids?
These items are from our craft supply, tool box, and kitchen cupboards. Add a few necessary items like scissors, glue, tape, paper, markers, and pencils and you are ready for building tons of droids!
Try our fun and free Coloring Sheets for Building Droids
My son had a great time coloring these droid designs filled with gizmos, gadgets, buttons, and gears! You can use the link below to download and print them out! As is, one rectangle cutout will wrap around a mini or regular size plastic water bottle. Or you can cut out sections for building droids of different sizes and shapes!
Click photo or link below for FREE DROID DESIGNS COLORING SHEETS
Use the link below to download your FREE design sheets for building droids!
Time to have fun coloring, designing, creating, and building droids. We all had fun working together to build a few droids this week. I assisted with the hot glue gun while he showed me where items were to be glued. He had great stories for each piece. I have never seen him want to color so much! These twistable crayon/colored pencils are favorites.
You can also see, he made a teleportation pad for his droid. It’s also a charging station and remote control made out of DVD protector. Building droids can be a simple or as complex as you want it to be! You can help as little or as much as your child desires.
Building droids makes a fun family activity that multiple age kids can share together. Perfect for an indoor day or school vacation.
My son’s creativity and ingenuity has really begun to blossom this year. I love encouraging him anyway possible. We know have a dedicated STEAM station set up. It’s a great way to spend time together and connect over new interests.
Building droids is hands-on learning with STEAM!
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