Wall-E Made From Materials Found Around the House!




Introduction: Wall-E Made From Materials Found Around the House!

About: I love designing cool gadgets... I'm also Founder at Lumi Industries where we design awesome 3D Printers and Holographic displays!

This adorable Wall-E was made by me using materials found around my home!

I decided to make it one lazy morning using things that were going into the trash like old boxes, parts of plastic bottles, old film and scraps of cardboard.

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Materials

This is a list of the materials I used:

  • Thin metal sheet (it was easily cuttable with scissors)
  • Scrap cardboard boxes
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • The back plate of an old motherboard
  • plastic bottles and bottle caps
  • old film reel
  • packaging foam

Step 2: Assembling the Parts


  • Neck of 2 plastic bottles is cut, and glued to the bottle caps, this makes the eyes;
  • eyes are glued on the head, made of cardboard. A thin strip of cardboard adds some more detail to the head.
  • Neck is the plastic case of pencil leads, cut into 2 pieces


  • body is a square box, with colour matching the Wall-E colours;
  • the front plate of a PC motherboard adds some detail to the front


  • hand is very thin metal sheet, cuttable with scissors; this is glued to a cardboard tube.
  • The cardboard tube is inserted into a slightly bigger cardboard tube, so hand can move, and rotate;
  • the upper part of the arm is made from another cardboard box, with colour matching the Wall-E colours
  • Arm are the hot-glued to the body


  • Recovered old film reel was the perfect material for recreating the look of tank treads; they are supported by cardboard and slices of packing foam cylinder.

See also the comments on the image.

All parts are assembled with hot glue gun.

Have fun!

Space Challenge

Participated in the
Space Challenge

Trash to Treasure

Participated in the
Trash to Treasure

Be the First to Share


    • Cardboard Speed Challenge

      Cardboard Speed Challenge
    • Sculpting Challenge

      Sculpting Challenge
    • Heart Contest

      Heart Contest

    2 Discussions


    1 year ago

    Nice how you made him out of trash materials, the irony in this project is that Wall-e is a waste collecting robot who scavenges through discarded items and collects anything usable or interesting :) He turned out great, well done!


    1 year ago

    Wall-E! I knew he would come out on Instructables! He's like the Instructable's robot's cousin! Good job!