“Wow!” ” Cool!” “Can I have one?”
These remarks were shouted out as my son passed out his birthday treat to his first grade classmates. He reveled in the compliments and even told some of them that he learned how to use a hot glue gun while making his treats. What was such a hit with the kids? Juice Box Robots!
We found the idea for juice box robots on pinterest (we’re on there under grkids if you want to follow us.) My son and I had so much fun shopping in the bulk candy aisle at Meijer. My favorite combination was using Rolos for the eyes and caramels for the feet because they helped our tall skinny juice boxes stay upright. We used smarties for many of the arms, but some of our robots turned out to be unique creations. We even made a few juice box aliens with one big eye glued to two caramels wrapped in aluminum foil.
Robot assembly went quickly with the hot glue gun. My son did get a small burn (who hasn’t?) He’ll be more cautious next time. From start to finish the whole project (minus shopping time) took about an hour with me helping. We had so much fun and the look of pride when he passed them out in class- well, it was worth the time and money.
FYI- we bought the Fruitables juice boxes in bulk at Costco for about $10. The candy we used cost about $6.
Now I’m just trying to think of a way to girly up this project for my daughter who’s into ballerinas – but I haven’t figured out how to put a tutu on a juice box. Any ideas?