Introduction: Frownbot

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From Andrew Swanson, it's Frownbot!

Ever had a moment where you felt uninspired? Has there been a time in your life when you thought you could do more, but the willpower just wasn't there? Worry no more, for Frownbot is here to act as your premium source of negative reinforcement!
Frownbot was designed for those people who have trouble with procrastination and lollygagging. With its red-tinted glare and fist raised in anger, Frownbot acts as a source of disapproval for those it finds wanting. Frownbot is easily constructed, and requires a minimum of materials. After a few short minutes of construction, Frownbot will dutifully sit and analyze your every move (or those of the people you decide to subject to Frownbot).

Comes with removable head, should you need a break from being endlessly scrutinized.

Step 1: Step 1: Material Gathering

Gather the necessary materials: a sharp pair of sciessors and two pieces of tape, roughly the length of the end of your thumb.

Step 2: Cutting Out the Pieces!

Cut the head, arms and main torso/leg pieces from the Frownbot template sheet. Make sure you follow along the blue lines, though cutting along them exactly is not necessary.

Once all the pieces are removed from the template sheet, cut the remaining blue lines on the side panels and along the torso.

Step 3: Folding the Main Body

Now fold the green line that connects the torso to the legs. Make sure to fold so that the text side on the torso touches the text side on the legs.
Then fold the legs. The shorter panels fold inward, the longer "feet" fold outward so that the legs make Z shapes.

Step 4: More Folding, and Now the Tape!

Fold the rest of the torso, as indicated by the arrows. It should make a rectangular box.

Using your first strip of tape, bind Back 2 to Back 1 as indicated, so that the rectangle maintains its structure.

Now tape the Torso to the Legs using your 2nd piece of tape. This should put Frownbot into an upright position, thus enabling him to maintain his balance.

Step 5: The Finisher!

Insert Frownbot's head into the top, and the arms into the slots in the sides of the torso.

Congratulations, you've built your very own, highly-critical Frownbot!