31 oktober 2011

The Robot Exhibition

Welcome to our Robot Exhibition! Sorry about the delay, but now it is up.

Can you belive how many wonderful Robots we got gathered here, pretty amazing. We got Robots that can climb walls, dance ballet, read storie, cook, play music, but not the ukulele. Or what about work in childrens hospitals, play drums in a band when the drummer wants to be with his kids, and one can even do everything.

I just love the little stories that comes along with the creations, so much imagination these kids have, I must admit I get a little bit envious of that.
Thank you all for participating, from Australia, South Africa, USA, Spain, France, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, UK and Croatia without you, no exhibition!

So let me present the Robots for you:

1. Our robot name is R1 and he is one to check new planets. He can fly, too.

made by Jaś (3,5), Antoni (6,5) and Mom, wkrainiewesolychlobuzow.blogspot.com

2. Robot Brummi-Brum,.

He can make music and see in the dark with his antennas.

He also can fly to his planet, where his parents and his little brother live.

by Annika, 9 years, elbmari-elbmari.blogspot.com/

1. Hood #7: (age 3) Princess-Bot, www.se7en.org.za

2. Hood #1: (age 14) - SAM - Bot (The Search and Maintenance - Bot), www.se7en.org.za

1. Hood #4: (age 8) The Litter-Bot
, www.se7en.org.za

2. Hood #2: (age 12) The Race-Bot, www.se7en.org.za

1. Hood #3: (age 10) The Card-Bot, www.se7en.org.za

2. Hood #6: (age 5): The Pretty Face-Bot, www.se7en.org.za

1. Hood #8: (age 2) The I-Bot, www.se7en.org.za

2. Hood #5: (age 7): The Chef-Bot, www.se7en.org.za

1." My robot is called Rose. She loves playing with her best friend Flower. When she talks she always talks in a funny way. Rose loves eating carrots and peas and potatoes and tiny little bit of bad food but she is good of eating good food. Shie is good of cleaning. Rose moves like a normal robot. Rose is good at tidying. She always goes to sleep in her very own bedroom. Rose makes parties on herself and she is invited some boys and some girls. My robot can hide treasure in her head. And her mouth can open and close. And that makes her special"

by Annabel, 6 years old, mermaidscreations.wordpress.com/

2. PUMPUM Mission: To play drums when Maippu's father wants to be with his children instead of gig. Robot's only eye turns read when he wants to warn others about something.

by Maippu 5 years, siksaksis.blogspot.com/

1. Called Amanja, it cooks and makes knäckebröd sandwiches
by A 5 years, lilla a

2. This one does the dishes, and it says "clicks" when you press the buttons.
by L 2 years, lilla a

1. The Grumpy Box Bot
He's a simple robot, with only 3 buttons, stiff legs and rotating arms. He makes us giggle with his funny expression, despite the fact that he's obviously pretty grumpy about something.

by myself (Di, aged 40) and my 4 year old son, clementineshoes.blogspot.com

2. Robot's Name: Jude

Our robot begin at the recycling bin, made from boxes, bottle caps and plastic containers. Jude designed her robot making sure to include eyes, buttons, special robot feet and beautiful hair

by Jude age 3, childhoodlist.blogspot.com/

1. The big one is called Robotito and 2. the small one Bebebot.

They can cuddle for hours, play hide-and-seek all day, and fly to the moon! They can play the xylophone, the piano and the tambourine, but not the ukulele :)
Sophie (age 2), momartscience.blogspot.com

1. "Little Vincent" is a bright minded robot who can build houses, repair cars and grab coconuts from palms. All this with a body made of cardboard, yoghurtcups, bottlecaps and cork.
by Vincent (5 years old),

2. The Robots name is Basse, but even if it's a boys name, this robot is a girl.

This robot can talk, it is great at storytelling, and cry and make funny faces, it can write on the computer. It can also dance. It is open, because she wanted to see if there was a baby in it's tummy.
by Kaya 3 years old

1. Her name is Rover and she can pour coffee with her hands and she can do karate. She can roll around. She's very nice.

by Lilybug 5 years, little school in the big woods

2. His name is Toasty and my son tucks him in with a blanket at night.

By Julian 3-year-old, musingsofthemonroefamily.blogspot.com

He is dangerous. He can shoot people. He can lift people up. He can catch people with his long tongue.
He speaks "rapti-language". by
A 3,5 år

When it for example shall cook it always mess up.
He speaks english. by
E 6,5

1. by Julia 4,5 years old

2. This is Robot - Girl. Her name is Heart and she is very cleaver.

Her job is to think, and that is the reason why she has only a head ;-)

by Lili, 4 years, rastemo.blogspot.com

1. Robots name: Maiken: It can wawe it's arms while it spits and is angry! By Maiken 4 years.

2. Robots name: Theodor, it has wings and can fly. By Theo 3.5 years

1.Maximo Junior
A colose friend of Maximo. His hobby is dancing and his dream is to have a cat.
Made by Hania (3),

2. Maximo

Very friendly creature. It works in a children hospital and makes
children laugh by showing funny stories on its little TV.
Made by Antek (5),

1. This Robot is called Kevin. It can change tires on cars, build playgrounds, cook, do wood work and blow hair. By Samuel 4 years old.

2. This Robot is called Bil (Car) and is made by Milos 3 years old.

1. This Robot is called Juliette and can make meatballs and pancakes. By Lenitha 4 years old.

2. The Robot's name is Ögon (Eyes). It can do everything. By Elliot, 4 years old.

1. This Robots name is Bogdan. It can carry, shoot and eat. By Lucas 3 years old.

2. Robot called Hugo. He can meand broken things, make garlands, make horses and draw houses. By Ella 4 years old.

1. This is the Robot Axel! It is a girl Robot that can suck in air and blow bubbles. She can catch birds with her tentacles too. By Ida 4 years old.

2. This Robot is called a boy and he can axotere... By Alexander 3 years old.

All 8 Robots above came from avdelningarna Musslan & Snäckan på Förskolan Fyren i Stenstorp/ Falköping (Kindergarten)

1. My robot is called ROTE, and its primary mission is to play lego and find quickly the pieces I need. by Hugo (6), pandielleando.blogspot.com

2. My robot is called MADA, and its primary mission is its primary mission is to plant trees.

by Darío (4), pandielleando.blogspot.com

1. Adriana Caremboite, by Flo 42 years, papier-ciseaux-cailloux.blogspot.com

2. Juper

Juper is a mummy robot who loves rainbow colours and has lots of baby robots. She has loads of electrical wires to make her work.
by Cakey (3,
5) and Ali (her mum), beingcreativewithkids.blogspot.com

1. Jean-Claude le Parisien, by Elia 9 years, papier-ciseaux-cailloux.blogspot.com

2. Paco Ray-Ban, by Jeff 39 years, papier-ciseaux-cailloux.blogspot.com

1. ‘Insect Robot’

The Insect Robot can climb up walls with his suction-cup feet.by Jai aged 9. www.alittlecreative.net.au

2. Our robot's name is Robocy
Used for collection of waste batteries and metal, unnecessary parts, which later carries in places where such things are recycled (Robocy is an ecologist)

by Tomek (2 years 11 months) and Mama Gosia, tominowo.blogspot.com

1. Robot name: ‘Dressy’

About robot: The Dressy Robot makes clothes and fabrics. She uses a sewing machine which is concealed in her abdomen. She can make anything you ask her! by Olivia aged 7, www.alittlecreative.net.au

2. Robot name: ‘Helli-cop’

About robot: This robot flies like a helicopter and monitors what is going on in the sky.

by Sam aged 7, www.alittlecreative.net.au

1. Robot name: ‘Mail Mutant’

About robot: This robot delivers mail by chucking it {throwing}. He has a bell on his head and carries a mailbag. He has controls for on, off, speed, and chuck. (Mini ‘pet’ robot also by his side!)

by Jake aged 8, www.alittlecreative.net.au

2. Robot name: ‘Rosie’

About robot: Rosie the robot does ballet, the part on top of her head helps her to balance.

by Eliza aged 7, www.alittlecreative.net.au

1. Biggerbox made by K, 2,5 years old. It's a playing robot, who's good at being next to the little robot (made by her little sister). Robot's favourite song is "Björnen sover (The bear is sleeping)" and it becomes very happy, when children eat their supper skillfully.
by K 2,5 years old, paperiliitin.blogspot.com

2. ”Katarina". The name was given by A's big sister K.

by A, 10 months, paperiliitin.blogspot.com

Thank you all!

26 oktober 2011

En påse full med äpplen

En påse full med fallfrukt, vackra röda äpplen, om än med några skönhetsfläckar. Vi trädde upp dem på ett snöre till en höstdekoration. Kunde bli en fin present till småfåglarna nu när det blir kallare nu. Förra året gjorde vi denna.

A bag full of fallen fruit makes a nice fall garland of apples. Last year we made this.

25 oktober 2011

Pizza Vegetariana

Rykande varm, direkt ur ugnen (vi får leka att vi har en ugn i lekköket, för den rationaliserade jag bort när jag byggde köket) bjuder jag på en pizza. Grönsaker gör sig bäst i filt tycker jag, skinka, korv eller tonfisk ser inte så inbjudande ut, så det blev en helvegetarisk pizza. Kanske barnen kan börja vänja sig vid att äta grönsaker på riktig pizza också, om vi börjar med denhär?!

Straight from the owen ( we are pretending we have one in the new playkitchen, as I did not build one..) I am serving pizza today. As I think vegetables are more fun in felt, and looks better than ham, sausage or tuna, this turned out to be a vegetarian one. Maybe the kids will learn to love their veggies if we practice on this first?!

24 oktober 2011


Äntligen, äntligen har jag fått byggt ett riktigt lekkök till barnen. Det som engång var A´s ritbord, och som sen fick vara plats åt dockhuset har nu blivit ett riktigt lekkök. Bordsskivan har en nedsänkt plastbalja som diskho, 4 glasunderlägg i kork målade svarta som spis och en påmålad rutig bordduk som bordsyta. Spis knapparna är plastgrepp från Ikea. På väggen bakom satte jag upp en bit kakelmönstrad tapet, och skruvade upp två hängare med tillhörande diskställ från Ikea. Leksaksmaten på hyllan är diverse tyg- och trämat och lite rendiskade plåt- och plastburkar. Och som här leks, lillebror kokar och kokar, från morgon till kväll, när han inte kör med sina traktorer förstås.

Finally I got a proper playkitchen for the kids! What once was A´s drawing table is now turned into a kitchen table with a plastic bowl as a sink, 4 drink coasters in cork painted black as a stove and a painted checked tablecloth. On the wall above I put up some wallpaper and fixed 2 racks from Ikea with a dish drainer. On the shelf there is space for the playfood and dinnerware. It is a success, especially littlebrother spend a lot of time here cooking.

Stolt A visar fram sitt egenhändigt spikade hus! Inte så lätt alla gånger att få i spikarna.

A proud girl showing her self-built house! Not that easy to get all the nails in straight.

22 oktober 2011

Send in your Robot!

Deadline tomorrow Sunday 23th of October! Hurry, hurry to send in your Robot! For late entries, send me an email, and we will sort it out. I can´t wait to show you all the great Robots we have got so far.

20 oktober 2011

Att återanvända strumpbyxor

Ett par strumpbyxor, med hål på ena benet, ja vad gör man med dem? Vi gjorde en kanin.
Klippte av ett halvt ben, det som var helt, och stoppade foten med vadd. Knöt till små armar och ben, och i toppen. Hälen blev ansiktet. Flätade två flätor till öron, och sydde på knappar till ögon, och nos. Om man istället ritar dit ögon och nos, så kan man göra den helt utan att sy, plättlätt!

A couple of tights, with a hole on the leg, what to do with those? We made a rabbit.
Cut off half a leg, the one without the hole, and stuff the foot with filling. Make small arms and legs and tie them thight. The heal becomes the face. Braid two ears for it, and sew buttons for eyes, and a nose. If you instead draw the eyes and nose, you can make it without any sewing! Easy.

18 oktober 2011

Deadline for submission is coming up

Last week to Build a robot! Kids Craft Exhibition, submit your robots to lilla.a.design@gmail.com, deadline on Sunday 23th October! Read more about it here!

12 oktober 2011


Den allra mest uppskattade "möbeln" i vårt hem just nu, är en madrass. Madrassen används till allehanda lek- och gymnastikuppvisningar, som rutchbana ned från soffan, till hopp, dans och kullerbyttor ( om moster K läser, så vet hon vilken "move" som är till henne). Barnen hoppar sig svettiga och glada kväll efter kväll. Ibland behöver det inte vara mer komplicerat än som så.
Och när den inte används bor den snällt bakom soffan. Nu har madrassen fått nytt överdrag av ett tyg jag hittade på Ikea, tyckte det behövdes. Fint.

The one piece of "furniture" we enjoy the most at this moment is this mattress. It is used for gymnastics and dancing, and as a slide down from the sofa. Each night before bedtime the kids jump around getting all warm and happy. It does not have to be more complicated than this. And when it is not in use, it stays behind the sofa. Now the mattress got a new cover from a fabric I found at Ikea. I like it.