At StoryBots HQ, we were looking for a craft that was easy and didn’t require many materials! So we headed down to our dollar store to find some supplies and…ta-daaa!…we found these pipe cleaners. This summer craft can end up being so many things too. Try making animals, shapes, or even your name! However, our fuzzy pipe cleaners are about to turn into our StoryBots friends: Bang, Bing, Beep, Boop, and Bo!
Step 1: Supplies!
We used pipe cleaners to make our fuzzy StoryBots! They are easy to cut, but be careful wit the cut edges. You can also use nail clippers (so you don’t dull your scissors).
Featuring your family’s favorite StoryBots characters, our first-ever in-print books make reading fun while exploring topics kids love. The first two books, Cars Are Cool!and Trucks Are Terrific!, are on sale today, with additional titles available for pre-order.
Cars Are Cool!:Kids love cars… big ones, small ones, fast and slow! Fasten your seatbelt as you zip around the pages of this rhyming board book. (Out today!)
Trucks Are Terrific!:No matter their shape or size or what they’re hauling, trucks rule! Join the StoryBots as they drive trucks both familiar and silly. (Out today!)
Tyrannosaurus Rex:A gigantic body and super-sharp teeth make the T. Rex the most fearsome of dinosaurs. Just don’t make fun of those tiny arms! (Pre-order for September 5)
The Amazing Planet Earth:There are eight planets in our solar system, but the most beautiful is the one we call home. Learn more about it in this early reader. (Pre-order for September 5)
StoryBots ABC Jamboree:Packed with rollicking rhyming text and items from A to Z, the StoryBots help kids master the alphabet in the most entertaining way. (Pre-order for January 9)
The StoryBots books make the perfect gift for the little learners in your life… but don’t forget about schools! Become teacher’s pet and buy an extra copy for your child’s classroom or school library. Tell us how you’re #SharingStoryBots on Twitter and Instagram.
Being very careful with the toothpicks, insert three into the bottom, making a triangle. This will help reduce friction and make your StoryBot a little more mobile! *To make your StoryBot less sharp, try cutting off the pointy tip of each toothpick.
Step 5: Power UP!
Switch the toothbrush on, then place on a very smooth surface. You StoryBot should wiggle, spin, and even travel a little. What surfaces work best with your StoryBot?
There’s many variables you can change:
Make your StoryBots really short or super tall!
Can you make a track (with walls) that the StoryBot can follow?
Attach markers, crayons, paint brushes, or colored pencils to your StoryBot to create a StoryBots Doodle Bot! Place on a piece of paper to create a masterpiece.
What does your StoryBot do? Draw? Spin? Chase the cat? Let’s us know and use the #summerSTEMchallenge on Instagram and Twitter! Don’t forget to tag us, @StoryBots!
Hope your summer is full of curiosity, questions, and some really silly songs. You can find even more fun stuff at StoryBots.com!