DIY Jet- Pack!

My two-year-old has a very healthy and active imagination and I am a momma of three on a budget. I am always trying to find ways to keep him busy without splurging on expensive toys. Plus, it feels good to know that your kid is enjoying something that you made!  Also, if you’re like me you’ll feel a lot better that you did your part by recycling.

My two year old playing with his jet- pack, isn’t he cute?

Here is a step-by-step tutorial so that you can keep “fueling” (see what I did there?) your little’s imagination!

Supplies you will need:

  • 2- 2 liter bottles (rinsed and dried)
  • Tin foil
  • Cardboard
  • Hot glue/ hot glue gun
  • Felt or tissue paper
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
I have paint and a brush in the picture because I thought I would cut out and paint and  the flames. We ended up not using them. 

Step 1: Wrap the bottles with tin foil. You can use hot glue to keep the foil to secure it. Easy so far, right?

Step 2: Cut a hole on the bottom of the plastic cups. Enough space to fit the spouts through.

This was a little tricky. My cups broke, but I wasn’t too worried because my kid won’t worry about it.

Step 3: Place hot glue all around the mouth of the bottle and insert into the cups.

This was really easy. Like really.

Step 4: Cut out a piece of cardboard the width pf your child’s back and measure out the straps (ribbon) to your liking.

Step 5: You can glue the tissue into the plastics cups, but careful because it will melt the cup. I made that mistake. You can also, cut out felt in the shape of flames and glue it to the inside of the bottle before slipping on the cups.

Next time I make these, I’ll go the felt route.

Finally,  you can choose to keep them this way or customize with stickers, but now it’s time to BLAST OFF into some fun!
I’d love to see what you come up with!


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