Friday, February 12, 2010

[ tutorial ] turn-up the robot - FREE make it yourself party invites

turn-up is a robot, he loves partys and dancing – he got his name because, turn-up likes to turn-up the music, jump around and dance with his friends! you can move his arms so he looks like he is doing a robot dance move! to make 4 robot party invites you will need.

materials and equipment
- 2x A4 card (200-250gsm)
- 8x buttons
- 8x (bendy) party straws
- a printer
- tinfoil
- scissors
- glue stick
- double-sided foam tape/ or normal double-sided tape
- celotape
- stapler
if you are colouring in the robot invites yourself, you will also need coloured paint or felt tip pens
step 1 - download and print
download and then print onto A4 (200gsm) card
- download here Outline Robot shapes (for colouring in yourself)

- download here Coloured-in Robot shapes (already coloured in)
- download here Back of the invite

take the invite piece of card and cover the non-printed side all over with glue (make sure you get the edges). roll out enough tin foil to lay your glued card onto, press down hard. cut the invites into 4 (148.5mm x 105mm) pieces. (to help - we have indicated the size for you on the printed side.

step 3 - colouring in shapes
if you chose to colour in your shapes – time to start colouring in! if you chose to print off the already coloured in shapes, move to step 4.

step 4 - cut out shapes
carefully cut out the coloured in robot shapes

step 5 - making the robot arms
take a straw & cut the long ends off, leaving 15mm of straw either side of the bend. at one end stapel the straw together. following these instructions - make the other arm, with another straw. repeat for other robots arms. now celotape each arm onto the back of your robot shapes. as pictured. note (the bend is your robots elbows - so he can move his arms around and dance)

step 6 - sticking your robot to invite
take your double-sided foam tape and per shape, cut 4 pieces 20mm long and stick them to the back of your robot shape. as pictured.

step 7 - adding your robots dancing feet
take the buttons and dab some glue onto oneside. stick them onto the robot shape for his roller skating dancing feet!

you have just made your party invites! yey! now you have to choose who is coming to your robot party. fill in the details on the back and give/send them out.

important note: These robot invites have been designed and made for your personal use only and may not be reproduced to sell or make a profit from. Thanks.

enjoy x x

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