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It seems like all of a sudden my son is tired of all his toys! I know he he has outgrown most of them, but since his birthday is coming up at the end of October and then Christmas right around the corner, we have told him he will just have to play with what he has. So instead of listening to him complain about the rule, we gathered up supplies from around the house and we made a homemade robot for him to play with.
Carson is really into making science experiments and projects lately, so we grabbed his electric toothbrush (that he refuses to use for some odd reason) to create the robot. This is easy to create and can make with things you already have at the house. If you don’t have an electric toothbrush you can get them at the Dollar Store.
1 AA Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ Batteries (available in AAA and AA)
Paper towel roll
Decorations for the roll (optional)
- Let your kiddo decorate the paper towel roll.
- Tape the 3 markers on the outside of the roll with the tips pointing down.
- Insert the batteries into the toothbrush.
- Place the toothbrush inside the role and tape close with duct tape.
- Stand up the robot and let him vibrate on the paper to see what he creates.
- You may have to fix the markers positions on the roll before it works. We tried 4 markers and that was too many, switched to 3 and that worked great.
We picked up the new Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ Batteries at Walmart because the ones that came with the toothbrush was not very strong. Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ is the world’s first AA battery made with 4% recycled batteries and is Energizers longest-lasting battery. Try it! Power your most critical devices AND have less impact on the planet!
Have you created a toy from repurposed materials from home? Check out Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries for more ideas on how to recycle, reuse and repurpose.