Step 2: Soda bottles become Jet turbines!

Take two 2-liter soda bottles that have been cleaned and labels removed.
Lightly mist them with silver spray paint.  Because you will be gluing these to the cardboard, you only need to mist the tops and sides of them, not all around.  It was hot out, so it didn't take long to dry! 
<p>Made two of them - a normal sized, and a smaller sized for the 4yo.I used red cellophane for the 'flames' instead of fabric, and painted black as I had no silver paint, but all worked out fine. I also created a 'control panel' at the front.<br>I found making shoulder straps between the two with cardboard worked well (see the smaller one).</p>
<p>They look fabulous! I love to see how excited little guys are to wear their jet packs! Great job!</p>
<p>I can't thank you enough for this - he would sleep with his if he could.</p>
<p>Oh that is so awesome! Great job, yours looks fabulous! :)</p>
<p>This project brought a big grin to my face. Love it!</p>
Oh my good. Thats so simple but awesome!! Love it and my son too :D
Is this kid tested and kid approved? Looks awesome, I am glad at least one kid knows the joys of an imagination. Imagination seems to be more and more imaginary these days.
Thanks! Yes, imagination--love it! Thankfully, my kids have tons! :)
Reminds me of the year that I just had to go to Halloween as the ROCKETEER!
I need to find that Rocketeer movie and show my kids! They would love it! Of course then I'd need to make jet packs for my other 2! :)
I actually posted a link to this on my FB page about 4 days before you shared it here. So glad to have you on board! This project is amazing.
Hey thanks! That explains why I got a surge of hits from facebook! :) Awesome! I'm a new follower of yours here!
Loved the project, the photography, the model small rocket man it was really a eye candy project simply loved it thanks
Thanks so much! I think pictures are worth 1000 words! I can learn more from pics than reading a tutorial...I hope it helps others! :) This was really one of my all time favorite projects ever--and to be able to share that with my 3 year old was really special! :)
That is so cute! It looks so easy and quick to put together so your little rocketeer can start playing with it right away!
Thanks! Yes, for a 3 year old...he HAD to see those results fast! He stuck right by me and was thrilled to see that HE could build something he loves! :)
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