With their chilling "Exterminate! Exterminate!" the Daleks first came to our attention in 1963 in what is now the immensely popular science fiction based television series Doctor. Who.
They were the mutant species of the Kaleds who we now only ever see as blobs of a green colored substance. These mutants generally do not show themselves, but rather stay protected in their Dalek casing. When most people think of a Dalek, it is the robot that comes to mind as opposed to the green mutants.
When inside their casing, the Daleks can move about and use their laser weapons which are incredibly powerful and destructive.
With the 50th anniversary anniversary of Doctor Who in full swing, many of the monsters from the program the Daleks are very much to the fore again!
Children love to imagine themselves as a Dalek, but where can you find one that they can climb inside and move around? The answer is to make a Dalek casing for them yourself! Yes, you really can make a Dalek. Kids will love getting inside the Dalek for play or for use as a Halloween costume.
So let's take a look at what's involved in creating your own do-it-yourself Dalek with items commonly found around the home or at a local craft store.