Sunday, March 25, 2012

Rocket Jet Pack Bottle Craft

I absolutely love this rocket jet pack craft. It look so much fun. The only problem is the kids won't ever want to take them off.


  • 2 large plastic drink bottles with cap(the round 1.5 liter kind are great)
  • mirror board, reflective wrapping paper, or aluminum foil
  • long strips of yellow tissue paper
  • medium strips of red tissue paper
  • short strips of orange tissue paper
  • gaffer tape(thick black tape)
  • elastic
  • scissors
  • glue with brush or sponge

  1. Cut a piece of reflective paper big enough to completely wrap up the bottle.
  2. With the cap on, brush one entire plastic bottle with glue and roll up with reflective paper. Glue down the flap.
  3. Lay down a long strip of gaffer tape, sticky side up.
  4. Start at one end and stick the strips of the long yellow tissue paper in a row. Leave about half the tape uncovered along the opposite edge to stick to the bottle cap. Continue down the tape with the medium red and finally short orange tissue strips. Leave about an inch of tape at the end to secure to the cap.
  5. Starting with the yellow, wrap the tape around the bottle cap by rolling it. Be sure not to catch the tape on the reflective paper.
  6. Repeat the process for the other bottle to make 2 jets.
  7. Tape the 2 jets together in the middle. Double-sided tape works well, or gaffer tape in a loop.
  8. Reinforce with 2 pieces of tape across the 2 jets. This will be the side of the jests against the child's back and won't be visible.
  9. Cut 2 thin strips of elastic for the child's arms to go through. Secure one piece of elastic to either side with 2 pieces of tape.
  10. Have your child strap on the jet pack and blast off. Just be back in time for supper!
Source: Full description with great pictures available from Sewing in No Man's Land

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