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This is a great project for practicing the major lines in handwriting.  This robot is constructed using shapes and lines.  This helps develop visual perceptual skills, eye-hand coordination, and fine motor control.  I think it is very important to develop a climate of safety in drawing.  Each child will have their own level of capacity.  I insist on complete appreciation of all levels of execution.  It is very rare that I have a child who will feel frustrated.  I make it clear – no two drawings will look the same because we are not the same.

I use sharpies and crayons for this project.  I lead the children in drawing the robot in a “I draw – you draw” format.  I let the children have total freedom in choosing colors and how to decorate the robot.
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Draw a square.  This is the robot’s body.

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Draw a small rectangle on top of the square.  This is his neck.

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Draw a circle or square for his head.

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Draw two slant lines to make the top of his arm.
It is like a rectangle.

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Draw two more rectangles to finish his arm.
Add small circles for his hands.

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Draw two rectangles for the legs.

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Draw two rectangles for the feet.

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Draw two small rectangles for the eyes.
Draw a curved line for the mouth.

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Make two dots for the eyes in the rectangles.
Draw two square shapes for the ears.
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Add lines around the eyes and on the neck to give him the Robot look.

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Let’s have fun and give him triangle hair!

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Ohhh! Let’s add curls!

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Let’s add slant lines on his body.

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Add a line to each segment of his arms and legs.

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Add details with your crayons.  Try to use just lines
and very little coloring.  Remember we are going to watercolor this!

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Let’s watercolor him!
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So fun!