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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Haha that photo is brilliant I want a go heheh!
Have a zoomtastic week 🙂
Thanks – makes me smile every time I look at it.
Echo A says
Love this! How fun!
Thanks. Although he was a little disappointed it doesn't really make him fly:(
Love this and I am sure my son will too!
Oh yes, perfect for any boy!
Karren Haller says
The photo is great!!! Take Off!!!!!!!
Mary Burris says
Love it! Kids have such great imaginations. Thank you for joining us at the Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday! I look forward to seeing you again next week!
Jingle Jangle Jungle
Oh yes – I hope it stays with him!
Jay CraftySpices says
LOL, while I am sure it must have been much fun I think I will skip on this one, don't want to be giving ideas to my already creative little girls, they may just go and jump from somewhere thinking they can fly. LOL
I have to admit it is very creative and good for a costume.
Have a wonderful rest of the week and happy Easter.
Ha! When we showed Carson the picture, he said "did I really fly?" Kids are a mess:)
Pierced Wonderings says
How cool! I (my husband) need to do this for my (his) godsons! They would love it!
Flower Gals says
That photo is hilarious! Wonderful work.
Ellen Russell says
This is amazing! My boys would love this. And the pictures…too funny!
Sarah Bouvier says
HAHA!! I LOVE this!! Brilliant idea and awesome photos!! #client
Jessica Fiorillo says
What a super cool idea… Well done! 🙂
Ambika S says
It's a great idea to cheer those little imaginary minds. (That photo totally uplifts this post.)
Laura R says
Love this! Thanks for linking to the Frugal Family linky.
Ann Maes says
Hopping over from the Thoughful Spot to say waaauw! My children are still gaping with their mouths open: "that boy can fly, mommy!" lol! Well, we now must make one ourselves!
This is fantastic! My son would have a blast with this!
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