Here's a fantastic robot that also moves and races along the floor!

You will need:
  • Plastic salad bowls
  • Bottle lid
  • Two party bowls
  • Hot drink top
  • Drinking straws
  • Paper cups
  • Polystyrene balls
  • Newspaper
  • Sweet tubes
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Sticky tape
  • Strong glue
  • Acrylic paint
  • Two toy cars
Stick two plastic salad bowls together to make the body of your robot.
Slightly smaller bowls used for nibbles at a party make a good head - with a bottle lid for the neck.
Try adding a hot drink top for the chest plate. Stick everything together however you like with tape or strong glue.
Use whatever you like to build up your robot.

Neil's using polystyrene balls for the eyes, attached with drinking straws...
...and sweet tubes stuffed with newspaper for the arms.
Whatever the shape of your robot, make sure the legs are sturdy.

Card tubes like these are perfect.
Now you've built up the whole robot, apart from his feet.

This is where his secret power comes in!
Use two toy cars of a similar size.

Don't worry, they're not going to get damaged - you'll be able to use them again.
Find a container that will sit over your cars so the wheels still show slightly underneath.

This paper cup works well. If the car doesn't fit snugly you could stuff the top of the container with newspaper.
Tape each car into place at the bottom, but don't tape up the wheels, because they still need to be able to move.
Now stick the feet to the bottom of the legs.

Make it secure so the robot stands up in a balanced way and moves without falling over. Use lots of tape or good strong glue.
Now you're ready to paint your racing robot.

Acrylic paint is best as it sticks to almost anything! Use bright metallic colours to make him stand out.
Why not get someone else to make another robot so you can race against each other?
This dog is powered by a remote control car stuck underneath.

Use whatever old rubbish you have lying around and be creative with sizes and shapes.

Try it yourself!