I used garbage, spray paint, and felt to make my kid a jet pack #How-To & DIY#big kids#diy August 7 | Guest post by Nat All photos by Nat. I originally got this idea from a pin on Pinterest — and immediately knew my son would need his own jet pack. Gathering the supplies was super easy (we already had almost everything in our house), and the end result is a costume prop he's THRILLED with. What you need Cardboard Webbing 2 two-liter bottles Silver spray paint 2 pieces of red felt and 1 piece of orange felt Scissors Stapler and staples How you do it First I found a piece of cardboard that is the width of my son's back and stapled old webbing in place so he could hold the cardboard up on his arms. I then collected 2 two-liter bottles and misted them with silver spray paint. Related Post Handmade dinosaur bed for kid's room This may take some serious carpentry and creative skills, but your little dinosaur-lover would "snap" at the chance to sleep here. The textured face… oh,... Read more I cut the flames out of the felt (2 red pieces and 1 orange) and hot glued them into the spouts of the bottles, and then hot glued the bottles onto the cardboard… and BOOM! Insta jet pack success! After our initial test run we discovered that the arm straps fell down easily, so I used a little more webbing and a buckle and secured the straps across my son's chest: You can see more photos of the process and my son running around with his jet pack at my blog, Doodle Craft! Join our community! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Nat http://doodlecraft.blogspot.com/ PREVIOUS Sometimes I take the back alleys NEXT How do I respect friends who openly spank but protect my kid from seeing it? Show/Hide comments [ 3 ] This is the best thing. Seriously. 7 agree Reply Very cute. Flip it around and take off the flames and it's nearly identical to a scuba pack my mom made me when I was a kid. Brings back good memories. Reply amazing….i want one for myself! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.