Mummy Matters column: Get crafty at home with mini robots

If you’re stuck for things to do with your children at home, there are a thousand and one activities you can try indoors to turn their frowns upside down on gloomy days, writes Kathryn Townsend.

One great idea for both parent and child is making miniature robots.

Now, these come in all shapes and sizes and are made predominantly from things you would find lying around the house.

One robot my children have attempted – along with the help of daddy – is the drawing machine.

Once complete, this can result in many hours of fun as you watch your robot dance around the paper, drawing in the process.

We have a book in our home called Tinkerlab: A Hands On Guide For Little Inventors.

It’s a truly brilliant book filled with ideas that you wouldn’t even think about – a bible for dull days at home.

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