A Cowboy's Life: DIY Kids Jetpack

DIY Kids Jetpack

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Energizer EcoAdvanced AA batteries
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
Energizer EcoAdvanced AA batteries
Supplies needed:
Energizer EcoAdvanced AA batteries
2 2-Liter Soft Drink Bottles
1 Can of Pringles
Mod Podge
Brown Kraft Paper
Battery operated string of lights
Red T-shirt
Lunch bag straps

Instructions:
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.

Now, attached the string of lights along the bottles, placing the charging station inside the can and close the lid. For our lights we picked up Energizer EcoAdvanced AA batteries from Walmart at the battery display located by the registers. (Also available in AAA). I chose these because they are Energizer’s longest lasting alkaline ever – which is what I need knowing my son will forget to turn the lights off when not using. Plus they are the first battery on the market to use recycled materials – guilt free energy!

Energizer EcoAdvanced AA batteries
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.
Energizer EcoAdvanced AA batteries
Energizer EcoAdvanced AA batteries
Energizer EcoAdvanced AA batteries
Now suit up your child to test out the new jetpack and let their imagination run wild!
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Have you made or upcycled any toys for your kids?

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20 comments

  1. Haha that photo is brilliant I want a go heheh!

    Have a zoomtastic week :-)

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    1. Thanks - makes me smile every time I look at it.

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    1. Thanks. Although he was a little disappointed it doesn't really make him fly:(

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  3. Love this and I am sure my son will too!

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  4. The photo is great!!! Take Off!!!!!!!

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  5. 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!
    Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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  6. 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.

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    1. Ha! When we showed Carson the picture, he said "did I really fly?" Kids are a mess:)

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  7. How cool! I (my husband) need to do this for my (his) godsons! They would love it!

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  8. That photo is hilarious! Wonderful work.
    xo

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  9. This is amazing! My boys would love this. And the pictures...too funny!

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  10. HAHA!! I LOVE this!! Brilliant idea and awesome photos!! #client

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  11. What a super cool idea... Well done! :)

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  12. It's a great idea to cheer those little imaginary minds. (That photo totally uplifts this post.)

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  13. Love this! Thanks for linking to the Frugal Family linky.

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  14. 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!

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  15. This is fantastic! My son would have a blast with this!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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