Rob the Rhino


Getting Started

Always use your imagination and be creative when building these kids crafts or any others. It's your creation, so be inventive when looking for building supplies — you just may be surprised! When building your project, experiment with new and different ways of putting it together. The most important thing is to have fun!

Find these or similar supplies!

• Plastic container
• Masking tape or colored art tape
• Cork (four pieces)
• Some old cardboard or construction paper
• Markers or pens for customizing


1. Let's get started!

The first step to making this cool rhino is attaching your cork legs. I simply taped mine on. My container had flat angles. If your container is round you will need to cut the corks at an angle so that the legs will fit on the sides.

2. Make Rob's Horn!

This was very simple. All I did was make a paper cone and then cut the pointed end off. I spent a little time cutting and trimming the bottom off so that it fit nice and had a slight forward angle.



3. Make parts for Rob's Face!

The next step is drawing out all of your parts. You will need a pair of eyes, ears, nostrils and a tail. This is a good time to draw and cut out different designs, trying them out by holding them in place. Once I had the designs I liked I spent a little time remaking them and carefully cutting them out.


4. More body parts!

Now you can tape on your eyes, ears, nostrils and a tail. And the most important part, Rods horn. Try holding up the features to get everything the way you like it. Then tape them in place



The simple version is complete! This cool rhino is easy and fun to make. From here you can decorate your Rhino however you’d like.

6.Now for the fancy version!

Now for the fancy version! I covering Rods body in a layer of grey art tape. I tried putting it on smooth at first but ended up liking the wrinkly look better. Rhinos are kind of wrinkly! This adds lots of texture to the project. You could use regular masking tape and color markers our just paint your parts.


6.Decorate, decorate, decorate!

Next we then covered all the body parts in colored art tape, colored marker will work just as well. I also twisted some tape and trimmed off the end to make a funny smiley face!





After decorating everything you can put it all together.

And Voila! Rob the Rhino!