I don’t know a Star Wars fan who doesn’t love little Artoo, and the mass appeal probably explains why there are so many craft projects out there in R2D2’s likeness.

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I myself took part in the R2 Tu-tu craze that happened about two years ago and wrapped SunnyGirl in tulle for May 4th, 2013.

Recently I saw an R2D2 trashcan that I just had to have. All you need in order to make it is a swing top trash can and some duct tape. To make an accurate Artoo, you’ll want a white trash can and duct tape in black, blue, red, and silver. Check out the Kid’s Activity Blog for a better idea of how to make this.

When shopping for just the right trash can to make this, I found a variety of swing top trash cans at Dollar Tree. They had red, yellow, green, blue, white, and black. I opted to go with funky color options, red and green trash cans. I already had yellow and blue duct tape on hand so I used those.

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Now we use our R2D2 trash cans for sorting games and homeschool lesson review. We simply rip up some paper and write various things on each piece, crumble them up and toss them in a pile. Then we take turns pulling a piece of paper, uncrumpling it, and deciding which can it needs to be sorted into.

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Examples of the things we sort:
– consonants and vowels
– uppercase and lowercase letters
– real words and nonsense words
– 1 syllable words and 2 syllable words
– verbs and nouns
– mammals and reptiles
– US states and foreign countries
– US presidents and historical figures who were not president
– odd numbers and even numbers
– accurate math equations and inaccurate math equations (ie, 2+2=4 and 2+3=4)
– right triangles and non-right triangles
– fruit and vegetables

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This post has been part of The ABCs of Raising Well-Rounded Geeklings series.

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