Monday, September 17, 2012

The Kiwi Crate Arrived!

Our first Kiwi Crate arrived!  The girls were super excited to get a package in the mail.

The projects were all about robots.

And we got a new pair of scissors!

There were two projects in this box.  The first project was making a robot.  The box came with instructions, templates to make the robots, and stickers, paper, glue and markers for decorating the robots.  I was glad that there were plenty of supplies for both of my girls to make robots, even though this was a box for one child.  Here are the girls making the robots:

After we finished decorating our robots, we followed the directions to assemble the robots with the stickers.  Extra arm and antennae pieces were provided to attach to the robots.  The final step was linking the robots together.  Once they were linked together we could place one robot over a smaller wind-up toy robot to make the robot train move.

In part two of the robot project, we made another robot using a rectangular metal box and a wooden block for the head.  Sidney had to take a nap, so Ava decorated the robot head, arms and antenna pieces.  

Once the robot was finished, we used the giant magnet from the Kiwi Crate to move the robot around mazes (also provided in the Kiwi Crate).

At first, Ava had a hard time maneuvering the robot around the mazes with the magnet, but she eventually got the hang of it.  The Kiwi Crate also suggested more robot-related activities that you could do using your own supplies, but we didn't have time for that.  Overall, it was a really fun project and it took us about an hour to do both parts.  We can't wait for our next Kiwi Crate to arrive!

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