Valentine’s Day is creeping up fast this year and you may have already seen all the stuffed animals and candy lining your Walmart aisles. The kids are going to be super excited to pick out their classroom valentine’s cards but what if you could make something cool and quick for their classmates or teachers? You can make three different styles of Valentine’s Day Candy Robots. (Did you know you can order Groceries Online at Walmart ?)
You will need:
- Brach’s Hearts, Hi-C Juice Boxes, Yoohoo Boxes
- Starburst Candy or Laffy Taffy Candy
- Google Eyes
- Dove Heart Candy
- Double Sided Tape or Hot Glue (sticky dots may work as well)
- Take your body of choice (if it’s the drink boxes make sure you are working with the side without the straw as the front)
- Use your adhesive of choice and stick the arms on first (using Starburst or Laffy Taffy). You can squeeze and semi mold Laffy Taffy to be more straight so they stick out more if you’d like.
- Make your “feet” by attaching four Starburst Candy together OR use the Dove Hearts and Starburst method at the bottom of this post. You can use a piece of paper or foam to make it more sturdy as well.
- To make the head portion, stick two Starburst together by the side, then you’ll attach them to the body of choice (for drink boxes make sure you are not covering the straw hole on the top) If using the Nerds then you just stick google eyes on those and go. (These are a bit bulky on the Brach’s bodies though.)
That’s it guys, just 3-4 easy steps (if you count putting the google eyes on) and your little candy robots are ready to go and you can make a candy robot army these go by so fast.
All these items can be found at your local Walmart ranging from $1.00-$3.98. The price breakdown will be done for each robot below.
This is the lowest price out of pocket for the Valentine’s Day Robots and somewhat the easiest ones to assemble together. (So easy even Dad can do it)
You will need: (6) Starburst (2) Google Eyes (2) Laffy Taffy or Starburst Packages (1) Brach’s Conversation Hearts (these are $1 per 5pk) and your choice of adhesive. We opt for double sided tape as it means all the candy or items included are still edible. The Dove Heart is optional but adds some cuteness to it.
The next design with the Valentine’s Day Robots is the Hi-C Box version which is great if the kids need to take snack or you can send it with them in their lunch boxes.
You will need: (4) Starburst (2) Google Eyes (2) Laffy Taffy or Starburst Packages (1) Hi-C Juice Box (these are $1.98 per 8pk) and your choice of adhesive. We opt for double sided tape as it means all the candy or items included are still edible. The Dove Heart is optional but adds some cuteness to it.
This last version of the Valentine’s Day Robots mixes it up a bit and gives the robot “feet”
You will need: (2) Starburst (2) Dove Hearts (1) Nerds (2) Google Eyes (2) Laffy Taffy or Starburst Packages (1) Hi-C Juice Box (these are $1.98 per 8pk) and your choice of adhesive. We opt for double sided tape as it means all the candy or items included are still edible.
To make the robot “feet” you can add these to any of the above versions of the Valentine’s Day Candy Robots. You will need (2) Starburst and (2) Dove Hearts. I suggest sticking the Starbursts piece together and then sticking the Dove pieces together where they touch. Then stick the Starburst to the Dove Hearts. (You can also use a small piece of foam underneath the whole thing as well to make it easier.