Sourced from : Doodlecraft.com. Do you love fueling the imagination of a child? This jet pack craft is quick…like less than 30 minutes quick! This jetpack craft is cheap…like save a bunch of garbage cheap! Just add some paint, straps and felt for the perfect imagination play piece, a costume or outer space party.
Here’s the step by step for creating your very own Rocket Jet Pack!
- Two 2-liter bottles, empty and clean
- Silver spray paint
- Webbing or Ribbon
- Hot glue/gun
- Felt in Red, Yellow and Orange
- Hobby Knife
Step One:Begin by cutting a piece of cardboard that fit the width of the back. Cut a slit in the top edge and bottom edge of the cardboard. Slide ribbon or webbing in the slits and hot glue or staple them to themselves. Use some old backpack webbing and staple or hot glue in place to go around his arms. You could use hot glue instead of staples…we just went for quick!
Step 2:Clean and dry the soda bottles. 2-liter bottles are the best, but you could use any size of plastic soda bottles.
Lightly mist the tops of the soda bottles with silver spray paint. I didn’t bother to paint the backside of the bottles, because they will be glued to the backboard and won’t show. Don’t you love crafting with trash?
Then cut flames out of felt in red and orange and yellow (if you have it) for each rocket engine…turbine…soda bottle.Hot glue them in the spout…this could get fancier, with streamers and tinsel…but it doesn’t have to. You could even use old grocery bags from the grocery store.
Last Step:Then hot glue the bottles onto the cardboard. He (Mr. 3) took it out for a test drive only to find that the arm straps slipped down. I took some more webbing and a buckle and stapled them across the front for maximum stabilization. I also hot glued on a little rectangle of felt onto the front straps for the ignition switch.We have lift-off! And I am now the best parent in the galaxy. It’s really that easy.