DIY Jet Packs
Your little astronauts will have so much fun blasting through space with these jet packs. Even if you are not crafty, it’s super easy to make a DIY jet pack. It's a perfect addition while learning about science or for some space-themed dramatic play.
Learn how to easily make a jet pack with a few inexpensive supplies.
You will need:
- 2 plastic bottles
- Aluminium kitchen foil
- Red and orange felt
- Silver coloured paper and a small piece of gold-coloured paper
- A large elastic band (2 x 40cm) or string for the straps
- Red scotch tape
- Black sewing thread and a needle
- A scissors
- First, cut out a 25x20cm piece of cardboard, and cut an identical size of silver paper. Glue them together.
- Then, cut out 4 large enough gaps to insert the elastic bands later on.
- Then, cut two 40cm strips of an elastic band. With some black sewing thread, sew the ends of the elastic bands to the cardboard to hold the shoulder straps.
- Cover the 2 bottles with aluminium kitchen foil and glue. Attach them together with red scotch tape.
- Cut out 4 flames, two red and two bigger orange ones. Assemble them by using a little bit of glue.
- Then, place and glue the top of the flames on the inside of each bottle. Add a little gold star on the red star for the superhero effect!
- Slip a little cardboard rectangle under the red tape at the back and glue it to the silver cardboard.
- Your jetpack is ready to fly!