The Recyclobot is a monthly mail-order product targeted toward children 6-10 years old. Each month the customer receives a new robot made from everyday household items: buttons, pipe cleaners, cardboard tubes, etc. The goal is to inspire children to look at everyday items in a more creative fashion and instead of tossing things into the trash, courage them to reuse the items in some new creative matter.
Front of Recyclobot Poster:
Back of Recyclobot Poster:
Recyclobot Build Instructions
I took the photo in the front, and the build instructions were designed in Adobe Illustrator.
“Forest Friends” is one of the packs that children can choose. It includes 12 different animals that come in the mail each month. Reggie Raccoon is the main product in this pack. He was inspired by what raccoons like to eat, garbage. Instead of eating garbage, Reggie Raccoon takes the recyclables found in the garbage and recycles them himself.
Reggie Raccoon is made from easy-to-find recyclable items such as a cardboard box, toilet paper rolls, felt, googly eyes, an envelope, and bottle caps. He is designed to be small to make building fun and easy for children, as well as very lightweight to bring wherever they like. For every “Forest Friends” pack that is purchased, the money will be donated to the Plant A Billion Trees Campaign run by The Nature Conservancy. They are a major forest restoration effort with the goal of planting trees across the planet.
View My Design Rationale Here.