Friday, December 7, 2012


Second grade robots began with an investigation comparing
geometric lines and shapes vs. organic lines and shapes.
Then we dove into designing robots that had many parts and purposes!

Robots were drawn in pencil, outlines in black crayon, with a heart of cogs and gears colored with pink colored pencil, and a few highlighter details for lights. 

This books was a great inspiration! 

The Robot Book by Heather Brown

and this page with the cogs in the heart inspired the hearts we added to our robots:

Then we painted using shades of grey.

Lastly, we added details of metallic paint and painted in the backgrounds
with white oil pastel resist and tempera cakes. 


  1. Adorable lesson, the book looks great too! I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. These robots are amazing. I especially like the background. They are very illustrative in quality!! Gotta pin it :)

  3. Love this robot shape project! I will seek out the book.