DIY Hexbug Draw-Bot

Hello! I saw this lovely post by hello wonderful and really wanted to make a draw-bot but the vibration motor and coin battery holder were expensive and not available in the UK. My sons and I had a big think and came up with the idea of using a hexbug instead.

DIY Hexbug Draw-Bot

Most of the materials you need for this project may already be laying around at home – a small drinky yoghurt pot, small felt-tips, tape & elastic bands (loom bands work well). We had some hexbugs already but you can pick up non-branded versions from pound shops making this a really affordable experiment.

DIY Hexbug Draw-Bot

The yoghurt pot version goes slower and is more stable, you can also attach your pens straight onto your hexbugs and let them roam.

DIY Hexbug Draw-Bot

DIY Hexbug Draw-Bot

DIY Hexbug Draw-Bot

When you have finished drawing don’t forget to set your hexbug free! You can also use your designs for wrapping paper.

DIY Hexbug Draw-Bot

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My book ^_^

Yey! My book has finally been released. The whole process has taken over a year and, at times, I really didn’t think I would get there! It’s wonderful to finally be able to show you some pictures, and also to feel a bit more relaxed about the whole thing.

The book is called “eco-friendly crafting with kids” and contains 35 step-by-step projects for preschool kids and adults to create together. (Even though the book is aimed at preschoolers the projects would also be suitable for 5, 6 & 7 year olds).

Eco-friendly crafting with kids

I picked a fairly random set of images to show you…I was finding it hard to choose. The book really does look stunning, largely due to the efforts of photographer Carloyn Barber, stylist Liz Belton and Designer Sonya Nathoo.

Eco-friendly crafting with kids. Copyright © Ryland Peters & Small Ltd

The book is split into eight sections; homemade materials, music, nature, recycling bin, paper and card, sewing and threading, science and boredom busters.

Eco-friendly crafting with kids

I would love for you to buy a copy if you like the look of it *^_^*. You can purchase one at amazon.co.uk, amazon.com, amazon.ca, barnes & noble (and many other places). You can also order it from the book depository (which does free worldwide delivery) and lots of other websites! (btw my Australian pals and I use the book depository to send presents to one another and we’ve always been really happy with the service!)

Eco-friendly crafting with kids

Eco-friendly crafting with kids

Eco-friendly crafting with kids

Images excerpted from “eco-friendly crafting with kids” by Kate Lilley. Photography Copyright © Ryland Peters & Small Ltd. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

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