Try this easy mess-free robot tracing art project with magnet tiles.
Trace and draw your own original robot using your favorite magnet shape blocks!
For this simple magnatiles activity, we combined my son’s love of magnet blocks and robots for a simple and fun art project!
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Making art together is such a great way to spend time with your child.
Making art with kids benefits their motor skills, self-esteem, and ability to communicate.
Sometimes art gets a bad reputation for being super messy or expensive, but it doesn’t have to be that way!
So try this! This Magnatile robot project is a low-mess and low-stress way to make art with your kid.
Your child will love getting to use his creativity as he creates a robot of his own!
I especially love that this project is open-ended. There are so many possibilities for this project, and each child’s artwork will turn out unique.
Check out these fun art ideas for more ways to get creative.
Easy Robot Art Project with Magnatiles
Ready to get started? Collect your materials and let’s create an awesome robot!
For this robot art project, you’ll need:
- Magnet tiles
- crayons, markers, pencils
Build a Robot on Paper
Magnatiles are so versatile. We use them for everything! From marble mazes to incredible magnet tile castles, magnet tiles spark imagination.
So let’s get started!
First, we arranged the magnatiles on the paper.
He made the window shaped tile become the head, triangle pieces for the arms, and squares for the body and legs.
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Trace the Robot
Next he traced the magnatiles to create the robot outline. You may have to help little hands hold the tiles still while they trace.
Add Details to Your Robot Art Project
After your child has an outline, it’s time to get creative! Add buttons, a face, tool arms, or anything else he can imagine for the robot.
We used crayons, but you could take it up a notch and add 3D objects! Buttons, tin foil, or pipe cleaners would be amazing additions.
Extend Your Robot Art Project: Write!
Want to add in more of a challenge for your older child? Have them write a few sentences about their robot art.
What do we need to know about their robot?
What makes it special?
My son was so proud of his art and writing!
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There are tons of ways to extend your robot tracing art project even more:
- Build the blocks in the shape of skyscrapers, then trace.
- Challenge your child to combine basic shapes to create complex shapes like a hexagon.
- Use the shapes to create a pattern, then fill in the tracings with different details in each shape.
- Use the magnet blocks to build a letter, then fill in details with tiny drawings of things that start with that letter.
The possibilities are endless!
What are your favorite art activities to try with Magnatiles? How many ways have you used them for activities?
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