How to make a Rocket Backpack

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A little while back I did an Easter Campaign for Harveys, where by I designed and made a super-cool rocket backpack each for Freddie and Sasha. Since then, I’ve had a lot of people ‘ooh’and ‘aah’ at these, so I thought I would do a post focusing soley on how to make them, and then it can be pinned on Pintrest and added to my ‘Crafts and Activities’ tab here on the blog.

The children had loads of fun with these, and spent lots of time jumping on and off the sofa pretending to be astronauts or superheroes, which you may or may not thank me for! Either way, they had an ace time, which is the main thing, right? You can get your child as involved as you like, either decorating the rockets with stickers, or cutting/tearing the tissue paper for the ‘flames’. 

You will need:

  • 2 Drinks bottles
  • Silver paper
  • Piece of cardboard 20cm x 20cm
  • 2 pieces of elastic 8cm each
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Star stickers to decorate
  • Red, orange and yellow tissue or crepe paper
  • Double-sided sticky tape

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Instructions:

  1. Staple the pieces of elastic to the cardboard to create loops for little arms to fit through.SPJ 4
  2. Using the double-sided tape roll the silver paper around both of your drinks bottles, and get your little ones to decorate with the star stickers. SPJ 5SPJ 15
  3. Stick 4 strips of double-sided tape on the other side of the cardboard, and stick both of your bottles onto them, bottle tops facing down. SPJ 9
  4. Get your children (or do this yourself if they’re too young) to cut long strips of the crepe/tissues paper to make ‘flames’ for the rockets. SPJ 16
  5. Wrap more double-sided tape around the bottle tops, and then stick the strips of tissue/crepe paper on. Repeat with until you have a variety of flames. SPJ 10

And there you have it- your very own rocket backpack for your little one! SPJ 12SPJ 18SPJ 13

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