Toys, toys and more toys! After doing a little spring cleaning and realizing how much our child has, we have decided to go on a buying freeze. Our home is overrun with toys, games, puzzles and books. A toy box in the living room, my son’s room, garage and outside. It never ends!
My husband and I decided that for the next few months, we would not buy our son any toys. We are both crafty and mentioned that we should just upcycle everyday items around the house to create soemthing. Right after we decided on this, our son mentioned that he really wanted a jetpack so he could be like Miles from Tomorrowland. Ha, challenge accepted!
Energizer EcoAdvanced AA batteries
2 2-Liter Soft Drink Bottles
1 Can of Pringles
Brown Kraft Paper
Battery operated string of lights
Lunch bag straps
Tear the paper in about 2”x2” strips and use the Mod Podge to glue the strips to the outside of the drink bottles until fully covered. Continue to do the same on the Pringles can – make sure to keep the lid, but do not cover with paper. Once the 3 bottles have been covered and dried, place additional glue on 2 sides of the Pringles can to bind each of the drink bottles together.
To create the straps, we cut off the handles from an old lunch box and adhered them to each drink bottle. To create the flames, cut up the t-shirt into several long strips and stuff them into the tops of the bottles.
Now suit up your child to test out the new jetpack and let their imagination run wild!
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