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Make a cardboard K9 to go with your TARDIS

Dr. Who's K9 robot dog


Dr. Who's K9 robot dog
When the BBC decided to bring back Dr. Who, they even brought back faithful old K9, and a whole new generation of kids got bitten by the Time Lord bug.
. . . My kids were no different, and so we decided to make a K9 to go with our TARDIS. For anyone who doesn’t know what this is, K9 was Dr. Who’s robot dog from way back when, although he did make a brief re-appearance in the recent series. Dr. Who first came to TV in 1963, over 40 years ago. But then 40 years is just a blink of an eye to an immortal from another galaxy, and so the magic of Dr. Who is the same now as it ever was.
. . . If you haven’t seen the show, I recommend the series on DVD as almost essential viewing for anyone aged 8 and over (some scenes may be a bit scary for younger viewers).
. . . To make your K9 you really need to use foamboard, and to finish it off a hyper-bright red LED for the eyes, but these are not big hurdles, because you can easily and cheaply buy both on-line from various merchants.
. . . Dr. Who's K9 robot dogThis model was made extra tricky because my son wanted it to be the same scale as the TARDIS. Even though the TARDIS was quite big, K9 is still a small model, and a whole lot of new issues come with making a small model. If you build a bigger one, why not build it over the base of a cheap remote control car. Foamboard is very light and most remote control cars have their rechargeable battery compartment door on their underside anyway. All you need to do is build your body to replace the car’s body and hey presto, you have rejuvenated an old toy and made something really cool, a radio controlled K9.

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Posted by Britt08 - OK, here is a K-9 to go with the TARDIS I made. I took red lights from a Halloween toy, and placed them in the eyes so as the toy moves the eyes glow red in different places, making it look like his eyes are looking back and forth. Also I took a side panel out and replaced it with reflective material, multicolored wires, and another red light. Hes made out of thin and thick craft foam and hot glue, and i went over the body with diluted white paint to give it a beaten up look. the ears and tail are made of wires, and the letters are hot glue painted white (an idea taken from the harry potter wands).


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You can make the most incredible toys using just about any old junk. Kids love things to be quick, so get busy with a glue gun with its instant, incredible sticking power and the ability to glue almost anything to anything. Suddenly an old detergent bottle has so many exciting possibilities. cordless glue gun Combine that with a can of quick drying spray paint and a permanent marker, and you don't have to be a rocket scientist to be, well, a rocket scientist, or an engineer, or a magician. The toys you can make from junk are amazing and the most fun to play with and you’ll find you can add engineer and magician to your growing list of titles. Simple, easy to follow downloadable instructions and graphic printer sheets will help you and

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In fact, it must be said, often they have more play value than expensive shop bought toys.. Don't worry if you don't have exactly the same junk as us, making things from junk is not an exact science; let your creativity and problem solving skills show through. When making from junk there are no rules. Start collecting empty packaging right now and within a week or two you'll have enough to build your first model from Junk.

Making stuff from junk is a great way to recycle your rubbish, and very soon, just like your children, when you see an empty ice cream carton, a wire coat hanger, or a used Tetrapak you won't see rubbish, you'll see a rocket port, a ship, or a dog kennel.

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