A is for Alex

Sue Eldred's Mini Robot made with Smoothfoam July 2014

I recently got the privilege of attending my sweet nephew Alex’s first birthday.

Since the party was a Robot theme, I decided to make a Mini Robot out of Smoothfoam

to decorate his present.

My little Robot stands approx. 4″ tall.


2″ x 4″ x 8″ Smoothfoam block
Hotwire Foam Cutter
Silver paint pen
Craft glue
Letter stickers
Googly eyes
Pearl-head straight pins
Bamboo skewer

1.  Trim out 6 pieces from the Smoothfoam block with the wire cutter as shown for a body, head, arms and feet. Paint all pieces silver and let dry.

2.  Paint a wood skewer silver and cut into two pieces for the legs. Insert between the body and feet with a few drops of glue to secure.

3.  Glue the head and arms to the body.

4.  Adhere the eyes to the head, and a letter sticker for the child’s first name to the body. Place the letter “I” sideways on the head to create the robot’s mouth.

5.  Push two pearl-head pins into the top of the head for antennae, each secured with a drop of glue.

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