my son has requested a Bounty Hunter Jet Pack...
like Jango or Boba Fett.
Here's how we did it!
Step 1: Let's get started...
2 1-liter bottles
Buckle...or seat belt
We started by removing the tops of the soda bottles.
We spray painted them white and gray...
sort of a blaster scarred look...or carbon scoring...
Step 2: Pack mount assembly...
to make the backpack.
I cut the cardboard to fit the size of my sons back.
The webbing was threaded through slits, like a backpack...
tightened and then hot glued in place.
I knotted the back so I could loosen it when he gets bigger...
it will still take some reassembling, but I wont have to start over.
We used an old seatbelt for the front latching mechanism...
and seriously, that sealed the coolness deal!
Then we mounted the booster packs!
Step 3: Mounting the rockets!
With the center one raised a few inches higher...giving it a bounty hunter missile launcher look!
Using hot glue to hold everything in place.
Yes, lots of hot glue...but very little waiting!
Step 4: Make it look cooler!
the rockets...Begin with a rectangle shape of felt.
Hot glued in half just down one edge...
And then rounded the open edge...basically making a triangle/cone shape!
Hot glued and stuck right onto the tips!
Step 5: 20% cooler.
and some exhaust cones?...for lack of a better term!
A similar open cone was made for the bottom of the boosters...
I hot glued a glass pebble inside at the tip and
pressed it on the base of the booster.
The gem keeps the cone in the proper shape and
mounts the felt firmly to the bottom of the soda bottle.
Finally, we added felt booster buttons and an ignition switch...
don't you love the imagination of a 4-year old?