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4/26/12

Super Sci-Fi Rocket Fueled Jet Pack--Full Tutorial Part 2

Super sci-fi rocket fueled jet packs tutorial diy in less than 30 minutes

Super Sci-Fi Rocket Fueled Jet Pack--Full Tutorial Part 2


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!

Plus, this is my number one post of all time.  For obvious reasons! 

 Here's the step by step for creating your very own Rocket Jet Pack!

Supplies:

Two 2-liter bottles, empty and clean
Silver spray paint
Cardboard
Webbing
Hot glue/gun
felt

 I took a piece of cardboard that fit the width of his back.  Used some old backpack webbing and stapled in place to go around his arms.  You could use hot glue instead of staples...we just went for quick!
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.
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 mom in the galaxy.   It's really that easy.
Great for costumes!  Great for dressing up and playing!  Great for wearing to the Library!!!
  I think he could instantly run faster too!  So much delight.
Perfection, right?
I'd love to see your pictures of your jet packs too!  Email me at Maildoodlecraft@gmail.com.
 Zoom!

 I love his extreme happiness! Garbage, spray paint, felt fire, 20 minutes...Priceless.
Best mom ever status.



**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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