Building BOTS is the perfect STEAM activity for kids!
I'm sure most of you have heard the acronym STEM when it comes to kids education. We love art and creativity so prefer to use the acronym STEAM, it stands for SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ART and MATHEMATICS. I believe art and creative thinking are so important in education. With these fun BRUSH BOTS you can:
Building your own bots is also fantastic for developing FINE MOTOR SKILLS. Stripping wires, inserting batteries or attaching small screws requires concentration and nimble fingers. These little bots are also pretty fun to watch! We got the components to build our bots from the awesome Australian craft supply website CLEVER PATCH, they have the art bot kits available to purchase separately or as part of a STEAM activity pack.
Begin by getting all the materials tools required to make your bot. I will go through the steps here to build your bot but the STEAM kits from CLEVER PATCH also come with great easy to follow step-by-step instructions to follow.
Begin by stripping the ends of the wires from the battery pack to expose 1cm of wire, then attach the wires to the motor.
Add the plastic rocker to the motor shaft. Attach the battery pack and motor to the brush using cable ties.
Now decorate your bots to make cool characters, add your batteries and watch them go!
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