Introduction: Cardboard Robot Hand
This is a fun craft to make. You can even pick light items up with this hand. This is a slightly difficult item to make because the string has to be the perfect length. I hope that you try this out for yourself!
- 2 pencils (optional, you will need at least one to trace)
- String or yarn
- Paint or any other decorating materials (optional)
- Drinking straw
- Hot glue
Step 1: Preparation
First, I gathered all of my materials and traced my hand on the cardboard. I traced my left hand because I wanted to wear the robot hand on my right.
Step 2: The Hand
Then, I cut out my hand on cardboard. I used an old moving box because the thicker the cardboard the better. I added creases where they are naturally on my hand.
Step 3: Straws
After, I put straws in between the creases to that the string would have a place to go through. I also added a handle for my hand to go through.
Step 4: String
Next, I added strings that are long enough to make loops for my fingers.
Step 5: Finger Loops
Then, I carefully measured loops to fit my fingers. I used hot glue to glue the strings in place.
Step 6: Reinforcement (optional)
I hot glued a pencil to the back and a sturdy piece of plastic to the front. I used a non sharpened pencil so that there would be no risk of being poked.
Step 7: Decoration (optional)
I painted the straws, handle, and reinforcements to make the robot hand look more professional. I chose spring colors to paint the straws and white to paint the handle and front reinforcement. I painted the back reinforcement to blend in with the cardboard.
Step 8: Finished!
I love playing with this robot hand! It can be used to pick things up or just to play with.
Participated in the
Cardboard Speed Challenge