Recycled Jet Pack Costume
Activity DesignerShauna Wightman
With Halloween just around the corner, my kids have been busy concocting costumes, dressing up, playing pretend, and getting ready for the Big Day. Today they rummaged around the recycling bin and found everything they needed to make one-of-a-kind jet packs. With the help of cardboard boxes and some other simple supplies, my kids are now ready for blast off!
What You'll Need
- cardboard tubes (toilet paper or paper towel tubes) (toilet paper or paper towel tubes)
- duct tape
How We Did It
Here's what we used (but of course, every home will have different supplies) so just let your kids look through the recycling bin and get creative!
I wrapped duct tape around each cut tube and cut slits along one end of the tape. My son called these tubes his "octopus jets"
After wrapping the box in tinfoil, we secured the top of the box with duct tape. Then I helped the kids add straps to their jet packs. We made sure the ribbons were long enough that the jet packs could be taken off easily.
We secured the ribbon to the bottom of the box and added some more duct tape all around the jet pack for good measure.
...and used markers to add details. The kids loved cutting, gluing, and personalizing their creations.
Of course, my son insisted that jet packs needed flames. Who could argue with such impeccable logic? Together we glued cut strips of tissue paper to add some "flare."