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Astronaut Rocket Pack Craft: How To
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Astronaut Rocket Pack Craft: How To

Be prepared for endless missions of fun!

Level Of Difficulty: EasyMediumDifficult

Time To Prepare: Under 1 Hour

Time Until Ready: Under 1 Hour

Recommended Age: 3 to 8 years

What you need:

  • 2 large clean soda or water bottles
  • Duck tape
  • Pen or pencil
  • Craft glue
  • Glue brush or applicator
  • Scissors
  • Reflective silver wrapping paper
  • Red, yellow, and orange tissue paper
  • Role of 1 inch wide elastic

Step 1

Cut your reflective wrapping paper a little bigger than the circumference of the bottle and as tall as the bottle. You're going to wrap each of them like a present. Apply glue around the body of each bottle, leaving the bottom curve and neck without glue. Roll the silver wrapping paper around the bottles. 


Step 2

For each bottle, cut 12 strips of tissues paper, 4 orange, 4, red, and 4 yellow. Cut to slightly different lengths. This is a great job to hand off to your children as long as they know how to use a scissors safely. These become flames for the Astronaut Rocket Pack. Cut a nice long strip of duck tape and attach the strips of tissue paper to ½ the width of the duck tape. Role the duck tape with tissue flames attached to the caps of the bottles. The astronaut rocket pack fuel tanks are done.

Step 3

To attach the fuel tanks to each other, partially attach a strip of duct tape along the length of the bottle (see image). Attach the second bottle by pressing both bottles together. 

Step 4

Cut 2 equal lengths of the elastic to a strap size that will fit your little one. For my 6 year old, I cut them to 9 inches long. To complete your Astronaut Rocket Pack, attach the straps with duck tape at the top and bottom of each strap to the astronaut fuel tanks.

Step 5

Get ready for take off!

Karen Van Ert

Author: Karen Van Ert

I’m a mom of two young, creative boys and I have so much fun joining in (and sometimes instigating) pretend play adventures with them. Being boys, we do a lot of ninja training, dinosaur hunting, and monster tracking.

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