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Firefighter Oxygen Tank: How to
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Firefighter Oxygen Tank: How to

Fighting fires is a smokey business. This oxygen tank will add a fun detail to pretend play firefighting adventures!

Level Of Difficulty: EasyMediumDifficult

Time To Prepare: Under 1 Hour

Time Until Ready: Under 2 Hours

Recommended Age: 3 to 8 years

Fighting fires is a smokey business. This oxygen tank will add a fun detail to pretend play firefighting adventures!

What you will need:

  • Black Elastic bands - 3/4” width
  • Electrical tape - Black
  • Silver spray paint
  • Empty 2 liter bottle
  • Green sticky foam sheet

Step 1

Remove label from outside of bottle. Wash bottle (inside and out) with soap and water. Allow to dry. (I couldn’t get all of the label off of my bottle, so I made that the side that faces my firefighter’s back.)

Step 2

In a well ventilated area (preferably outside), spray paint the outside of the bottle following manufacturers directions. Allow to dry (about 30 minutes).

Step 3

Measure elastic to fit around your child’s arms. Mine measured 15 inches long for my 3 year old. Cut two straps.

Step 4

Wrap two strips of electrical tape around the bottle. Each should be 1/3 of the way from the bottom of the bottle and from the top of the bottle. (I came across a sticky strip of black “jewels” on sale at the craft store, so I used this.)

Step 5

Cut out a letter “O” and a number “2” from the green foam sheet. (chemical formula for oxygen). Apply to front of bottle, in-between the 2 black strips.

Step 6

Tape the elastic straps to the back of the bottle. (I taped mine to the strip of black electrical tape).

Ready for action!

Michelle McCafferty

Author: Michelle McCafferty

Hi, I’m Michelle. I am the proud mommy of two smart, playful, imaginative little girls. I am a Registered Nurse and understand the importance of play in a child’s life. Pretend play is the number one activity in our house.

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