How To Make: A Cardboard Box Robot Costume


To make a robot costume, you will need:

  • Large cardboard carton / box to fit from your shoulders to below your waist line
  • Small cardboard carton / box to fit over your head
  • Over-sized workman’s gloves
  • Paints
  • Paint brushes
  • Crayons
  • Scissors

Step 1

Remove the lids or covers off of both cartons and throw them away as you will not need them.

Step 2

Start with the larger of the two cartons / boxes. Cut a hole in the top large enough to get your head through.

Step 3

Cut 2 arm holes in the sides of the box / carton, near the top for your arms.

Step 4

Now take the smaller box. Cut out a slot, about 8 inches long and 2 inches wide, in the front of the carton at your eye level.

Step 5

Decorate the costume with outer space designs, in paints or crayons.

How to Put Your Robot Costume On

To put on the robot costume, hold the body carton high over your head, and slip your head and arms through the proper holes. The body carton should rest comfortably on your shoulders. Slip the smaller carton over your head. Your eyes should be able to focus through the slot. Pull a pair of workman’s gloves over your hands and you are ready to have a little fun scaring your friends.


About Helouise Steenkamp

I'm a 45 plus, Devoted Wife and Mother. Adonai has blessed us with two Amazingly Wonderful Sons. We have had the privilege of being Place of Safety parents for 1 1/2 years and there after foster parents to a Darling Princess for 5 years. She was reconciled with her biological parents in Dec'14. Our hearts are still aching from the loss, but we know that as we trust Adonai with our salvation, so we can trust Him with her future. We welcomed our new 4 year old foster child on 05JUN'15.
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