I honestly can't believe I pulled off the robot costume that I promised my nine year old for Purim! Phew, the kids just got on the bus to school, happy as can be! I must say, a robot costume that allows a child to sit down and board a van is a bit of a challenge! No giant boxes here......I had to come up with something a bit practical as the costume is worn in school, as well as on the actual holiday of Purim, all day long if the the child desires!
We started our robot brainstorming at the hardware store, which was a good move, as we purchased the most important part of the costume, the head shield, which is actually a plastic welding shield that can be raised and lowered when my son gets tired of the tunnel vision I've created for him!
Any guesses what the front breast plate is made from? A silver ware dividing tray, as seen from the back!
- welding shield and contact paper to cover both sides of the shield
- drier accordian fold piping
- a silverware tray
- some recycled plastic plates or low containers (these are from malawach)
- old boots to cover with duct tape
- pieces from a kid's nuts and bolts construction set
- flat flashlights (the yellow pieces)
- duct tape, used that to attach the attenae
- contact paper
- velcro, used to make straps for the front and back breast plates
- hot glue
I'd love to explain this step by step, but on account of almost no sleep last night in preparation for Purim, I'm fading quickly and must go have a little meeting with my bed! Have a fantastic Purim!