Have you ever noticed that sometimes it’s the simplest projects that turn out to be the most fun? I had these fun cardboard tubes lying around, just waiting to be used for a project. They’re a bit more sturdy than your average paper towel rolls. I’ve been trying to come up with something to do with them.
I had my paints out this week, and decided they would make some fun looking robots. These make a great craft to do with kids, or would make some fun decor for a robot birthday party.
I felt almost silly making a “tutorial” for this – it’s just painting some cardboard tubes. But it was really a fun project to do, and the boys had such a good time playing with them, I decided they deserved their own blog post.
Cardboard tubes (paper towel rolls or toilet paper rolls work great)
Paint – I used basic acrylic paint
I painted over each tube with some acrylic paint as a base color. Once it was completely try, I went over it with a very fine brush and some black paint to add on the details.
If I were doing it again, I think I’d try to use black puffy paint for the details instead, since that gives a little more control than the brush. Puffy paint in small bottles also makes this a lot easier to attempt with kids.
Don’t you love that crafting doesn’t have to be complicated to be fun?