Hi everyone, sorry about the long wait in posting. Don’t worry I have been taking pictures of my work and have been super busy with work and volunteering for school for kiddo #1. Here is one I did a while back after someone had left soda bottles at me house. This Jango Fett Jet pack is made up of everything most of us crafty people have on hand and 90% of what the the whole world has on hand. It is super sturdy, comfortable, light weight and has been shoved and tossed about and has not needed any repair.
We had a Jango Fett costume given to our #2 kid and his favorite super heroes are the ones that fly. So you can’t fly without a jet pack. I was inspired by the ones on Mojoturbo’s blog, but I need to add more to make it look more authentic.
Gather together: (2) two liter soda bottles, (1) kids restaurant cup with dome top, (1) cardboard box of decent thickness, (1) box cutter, packaging tape, faux leather/vinyl, paint, heavy duty glue, Metallic paint, Sharpie,
Start by taping the two bottles together, then box cut the bottom of the cup on each side to nest between the bottles. Use the heavy glue on the cup to the bottle as well as the lid.
Cut box into 5 parts, (2) equal sizes triangles, (1) front, (1) back, (1) long rectangle to go on top of front. Tape the triangles to the sides of the front, it was the way I got it to bend nicely. Cut slits into the top portion of the back and insert the shoulder straps. Wrap the straps around the bottom. Glue and tape galore! From the image you see I painted the top and bottom part of the outside and bottom, even though the bottles will cover most of it the top and bottom show and it looks better painted. Don’t worry about the part against the child’s back.
Paint the Designs (link to original) onto the cardboard and the bottles using the metallic paints. Sharpie the black lines or shadows. Glue cardboard strip onto the top of the front panel. Score Bend lines onto the triangles side panels so they curve around the bottles. Even a few extra score lines to the top part of the rectangle panel on the front, allowing it to curve. Then use heavy glue and tape to reinforce the cardboard around the bottles.
Any questions? Comments? Did you find a better way to make this Jet Pack?