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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Super Sci-Fi Rocket fueled Jet Pack

 
 I saw a pin on pinterest for some jet packs and
 knew my son needed some too...

 I took a piece of cardboard that fit the width of his back.
Used some old webbing and stapled in
 place to go around his arms.

  I upcycled 2 Two-liters and lightly misted the 
tops of them with silver spray paint.
I cut out flames of felt
2 red and 1 orange for each rocket engine...turbine...
and hot glued them in the spout...
Then we hot glued 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!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Zoom!
 
 I love his extreme happiness!
Garbage, spray paint, felt fire, 20 minutes...
Priceless.

**Update**
http://www.doodlecraftblog.com/2013/05/diy-rocket-jet-packs-family-edition.html

http://www.doodlecraftblog.com/2013/06/bounty-hunter-jangoboba-fett-inspired.html

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64 comments:

Xayide2 said...

I love it! I kept trying to figure out what his jet pack would look like when he would fly around. I think that's it.

Leanne said...

What a cute idea! This is adorable. Thanks for linking to the Home Decor and Organizing Link Party. I'll be featuring this.

Jocelyn said...

That. Is. Awesome!!! Isn't it great that the things our kids love the most come from recycled objects!!! He is going to remember this for a long time!!!!

shortoldlady said...

Absolutely adorable! Makes me wish my son (29) was younger - or that I had grandchildren.

buggalcrafts said...

So cute. Going to use it for our space theme VBS. I'm teaching the 3 year olds.

Two questions: You spray the inside of the bottle? And how do you attach the last piece of webbing?

Thanks!

skubby1@aol.com said...

Wow thank yiu for sharing. We are going to have to make those for our preschool space theme. Can't wait for the new school year. You are awesome. A bonus is I am a recycler nut and hate throw anything away, Drives my hubby crazy, lol. God Bless. Mrs. Valerie

Partycraft Secrets said...

great idea! popped a link on my facebook page - hope you don't mind!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Partycraft-Secrets/239045209469228

Margot said...

Great idea, if only my girls would be interested! :)

JENNY K. said...

So adorable. Saw this on Pinterest and wanted to stop by and tell you how cute this craft is!!! My two littles would love these rocket packs!

theoriginalthread said...

What a great idea, my son loves rockets and anything to do with space, might try to make it this weekend. Thanks for sharing, found you from pinterest.

city said...

nice idea.. thanks for posting.

Little Bunny SueSue said...

Wow this is so cute!!

200procent by bebe said...

I love this idea! Thank you for sharing!

Stacey Merrill said...

Brilliant! Can't wait to make one - thanks for sharing

Fitness Food And Style said...

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY SENSATIONAL!!!! Thank you sooo much for sharing, this is such a great idea for any fancy dress for my kids!!! xx Dani

Letters to My Little Ones said...

Thanks for this. I made jet packs for my two boys this summer and they love them! Thanks for sharing your idea.

Britni@Hubby Made Me said...

This is such a great idea! I think my husband would probably like one of these :) Thanks so much for joining the Throwback Thursday party and I hope you'll join me again this week! I'm opening the party to new ideas too :)

Ginger Walls said...

This is so adorable! What a great idea. Perfect for every little pretender.

Thanks for sharing!

Posting on facebook.

Ginger
Literally Inspired

MrS. E said...

love!!! PINNED YOU TO MY PINTREST!
http://pinterest.com/missy110/kids-and-things-for-them/
Thanks for the great idea!
Elysia @ http://mischievouscrafts.blogspot.ca/

Jane Pierce aka zJayne said...

Excellent Reuse! PHOTOS are perfect! So so fun! Shared on my fb too!
https://www.facebook.com/RecyclingByzJayne

Creative spirits abound!!

Unknown said...

Awesome! I think it needs some goggles to go with it. Now I just have to wait for my baby to get big enough to blast off!

kim c said...

saw this at the suz davis blog...absolutely genius, love it...thanks for sharing

emily said...

Made this today for my 4-year-old son, and he LOVES it! Thanks so much for the idea!!!! (Got it off Pinterest).
http://i-really-dont-have-time-for-this.blogspot.com/2012/08/rocket-boosters.html

Andrea from The Train To Crazy said...

This is SO fantastic!! I just LOVE it!

Kathy Fry said...

We made these with our grandsons tonight. I used velcro instead of staples to adhere the webbing to the cardboard and the chest webbing. It turned out really nice.. Thanks for the idea! Kathy Fry!

city said...

thanks for sharing..

Cindy said...

Thanks so much for sharing this idea (found on Pinterest); my husband made these for our 2 boys for their astronaut costumes and they loved them! We used black elastic belt webbing and black duct tape to cover the cardboard and attach the bottles. Thanks again!

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Jodes said...

Fantastic and your boy is so cute!!

Selena said...

I love this and I coulnd'nt wait to do it. I am half way done and so far they look great. I am making three, I have four boys, but one is 15 and a little old for it. I added pull cords for the starter. I used the badge clips with the retractible cord. $3 something for 6 at walmart. Thanks for the great idea.

Annette said...

so tell me..

how can I turn this into a girl craft as well?

Claire said...

This is amazing, so simple & so great !

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Oh my goodness this is so cute and creative!! Pinning!

<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
Wildly Original linky party is open

Doro von Hand zu Hand said...

that idea is so very cool!
i think i have to make a jet-pack for my daughter!

I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks for sharing!

doro K.

butterflies974 said...

How VERY Cool! Guess what my son is getting this weekend!! You just made an 8 year old very happy. Thank you for helping me to gain points, too, lol!

Captain Pegleg said...

Um. Girls can be astronauts.

ernestmac13 said...

If you paint the insides of the 2 leters, it might not kook as real, but the paint won't get rubed off from people handeling them, my rain, etc.

ernestmac13 said...

If you paint the insides of the 2 leters, it might not kook as real, but the paint won't get rubed off from people handeling them, my rain, etc.

f8d7d7d2-9bbe-11e2-9276-000bcdcb2996 said...

absolutely girls can be astronauts. I sure wish someone would have made me one when I was a kid.. only I dont think two liter plastic bottles had been invented yet. Girls can rock these just as well as boys..they have imaginations, too, yanno.

Ray Morneau said...

Enough of this!
I'm CERTAINLY NOT going to wait until I have grandchildren!
I am making me a set right now and I'll wear it on my next metric century charity bike ride!!!

Aimeé said...

What she said. ^

Not that you couldn't add pink glitter or something, but you really don't need to modify this for girls.

Queen Brooksie said...

Just got the stuff to make this with my 5yo grandson. But he has informed me that there needs to be handle parts like Perry the Platypus has on his jetpack. But I am completely stumped as to what would hold up. Any ideas? If you are not sure who Perry is, here is his picture. http://www.elginpk.com/worsley1011_3/reny/yum.jpg

anotherjennifer said...

This. Is. Awesome. My son has been asking me if jetpacks were "in the real world." Yes they are!

Back2Basics said...

What fun! My little superhero insisted on making a smaller version for his stuffed bear so they could be "super" together!
The only thing I'm doing differently is instead of using staples on the arm straps, I'm hot gluing them. Don't wanna take any chances with getting poked. :)
Thanks for posting!

Alexandra McGee said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this DIY Jet Pack! So adorable and your tutorial is GREAT. I featured it on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/partiesbyalex

and I also like your Facebook page! Great website!

San Trash said...

HI! I linked this awesome project on my recyling blog (freshtrashplace.blogspot.com) Thanks for sharinG! Feel free to stop by and sniff around!

Cheers!

Azi-Bam said...

This is super awesome...I am making one for my son today!

Catherine Kiff-Vozza said...

I did my own version on my new blog...check it out! And thanks for such a great idea, my son and nephew both LOVE their jet packs!

http://theasylum.catherinekiff-vozza.com/blog/2013/5/4/mini-turbo-booster

Alex, Jesse & Bebe said...

So Awesome! So Creative! I can't wait to make one.

ttposad11 said...

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Hufeisenform, welche es ermöglicht die Brustwarzen um einige
Zentimeter nach oben zu positionieren
Marcel Duits

Anke P S said...

Hey,
I posted your idea an my blogspot blog. Actually I posted just one picture and told my readers to visit your blog for the tutorial. Hope thats Okay for you. If not let me know and i will delete the post.

I love your blog, as I#m working in a preschool I'm allways courious for creative craft ideas!

LG
Anke

Jessica Allen said...

Hi Natalie -your work is always fun and enjoyable to do! hope you don't mind me sharing some post on my weblog. -rest assured an image and a link back credit is observable on these posts.

should you have any questions just let me know! Thanks! -Jessie

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Rivke said...

Make them for him anyways. He will love them. :D

Edward Rondyke said...

AWESOME!! now he just needs a helmet hahaha!!

wdmn4891 said...

You can borrow my step kids.... In fact you can keep them both indefinitely.

Mary Rice said...

Why not Princess Jet packs for space future. The Jetsons, am I too old for this blog? Lol. Pink felt. Even tulle or beads so easy. The beads could be the turbines powering up. Inside before the felt.

Carson P said...

i don't get it what does it do?

Kate's Kids Daycare said...

Can u somehow post a picture of the front straps. I can't figure out how you did the straps in front?

Richard Powell said...

But, does he make it home for dinner from outer space?

Michelle S said...

If you are doing puppets for VBS make some jet packs using 20 oz or 1 liter bottles instead of the 2 liter.

Ohno said...

That jet pack is electric!

Marissa Coltman said...

If you're not 'crafty' then Harry & Jack's sell these, which look pretty similar! http://www.littlerascalreviews.com/reviews/travel/jetpack-adventure-pack/

Pretty Girl said...

That was a good idea too much creativity.

http://prettygirl-dress.com/princess-party-dress

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