Ikea robot building contest

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We love Ikea’s kids friendly displays and we never forget to end our trip with their signature Swedish meatballs, chicken wings, or ice cream cones. The Nasi Brani (halal) set meal is value for money and delicious too.

Last Sat, we were at Ikea for a different reason, we were invited to a Robot building session ! Ikea wish to promote family bonding and fun through some group activities.

To quote from Ikea :
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When it comes to KIDS, Ikea always believe that :
– Playing is learning for life
– Sleeping is growing for life
– Time with parents, family and friends is the most important

Ikea’s Philosophy is to try to understand a child’s world from their perspective, to learn about their developmental needs throughout different stages of their childhood.

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After we say Hello to our friendly Ikea droid, we got down to work.
robot fun for kids

Materials and props were prepared in advanced for us, so we only need to milk our creative juice. Who can pass Daddy the scissor, tape, and Uhu glue?

The smaller kids were more interested in doodling, rather than helping Daddy construct his robot. Fortunately, we got two friendly “teachers” from Artz Graine to guide us.
Ikea arts and Craft, arts & craft kids activities

With Ikea’s “Make a friend” theme, kids say hello to each other, our robots and even the rag dolls! Kelvin (Cheekiemonkie) and Ai (Ai Sakura) busy at work.

Our Robot interfacing with Ash’s cute Minion 🙂
diy robots, build a cardboard robot

We are all proud of the kids’ Robots.
Smales membership, Ikea Family membership

Daddy hope you can tell ours is a humble purple Robot, arts and craft is not really his forte. We added the elongated rabbit ears since the kids love our neighbour’s bunnies.

We call it “My Robot” since we are bad at naming too haha 🙂

(image courtesy from Adora of GingerbreadMum)

Nice to catch up with our fellow Ikea Robotic fellowship, everyone had Fun along the way.
Hello Adora, Wai Wai, Ai, Elizabeth, Jennifer, Irene, Jean and Kelvin 🙂

Take a peep at our friends’ gorgeous Robots !

After the session ended, Daddy thought he could bring the kids to Smales world again, but the wait was easily an hour plus.
Smales playground

Boon Yee and Boon Xin had enjoyed their Smales exploration in an earlier session.
Ikea Smales playground

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Good news if you love to diy handicraft with your kids.

From 28 Oct onwards, you can register online for Ikea’s “Make a Friend Contest“(diy Robot) session on 23 Nov. There will be 5 sessions of 30 parent-child teams.

(image credit Ikea)

The winning machine will stand to win $500 worth of Ikea vouchers, and be upgraded into a Life-Size robot for display at both Ikea Stores !

** Do take note that you need to be a Smales or FAMILY members first
(both registrations are free).

More details can be found at –> http://www.ikea.com.sg/makeafriend. Bring your own crafting materials to personalise your robot 🙂

ikea memberships,ikea smales benefits

We would like to thanks Ikea and Artz Graine for a fun filled “robotic” morning, the kids were truly a happy bunch. More photos are available on SengkangBabies Fanpage album.

More Ikea details :
Fanpage and Website
Smales Ikea

Author: SengkangBabies

I am a Blogging Daddy of four. Our kids are roaming Singapore to bring you FUN, This blog is use to capture our kids' growing up phases, and we want you to leave our blog with a smile :)

8 thoughts on “Ikea robot building contest”

  1. nice to meet you again, Andy! If you’re around the area, the Alexandra store’s Smaland is usually a much shorter wait. We waited over an hour at Tampines the last time we were there! But Poppy really enjoyed herself 🙂

  2. Hi Andy~ nice to meet you in person that day though I was unsure if its you when you approached me =)

    We forgot to bring DinoBoy’s SCC thus could not sign him up for Smales 🙁

    1. hi Ai, Pumpkin was very enthusiastic about sharing her Robot 🙂
      I was also clueless about how kids can help, so I ask them to draw\colour\paste, the easier tasks.

      Maybe I should get them exposed to more arts&Craft projects 🙂

      cheers, Andy

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