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Cereal Box Jet Packs

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Playing dress-ups takes on a new level of excitement when you little one gets to create the costume. You can help your young adventurer blast off with this recycled Cereal Box Jet Pack.

You can use your Jet Pack for everyday dress up or as an easy kids Halloween costume.



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Time: 20 minutes
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's
Level: Easy



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Materials
Empty cereal box
Aluminium foil or wrapping paper
Red streamers (paper or ribbon will also work)
String or ribbon for arm straps (approx 36 inches)
Scissors
Sticky Tape/ Glue
Stickers, markers and scrap paper for decorating
Pencil

Method
Trim the extra cardboard from the open top of the cereal box.



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Cover the cereal box with aluminium foil or wrapping paper. Secure with sticky tape.



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Fold the foil into the opening of the cereal box and secure with sticky tape. The open end will be the bottom of your Jet Pack.



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Place the wrapped cereal box on a flat surface with the smooth wrapped side facing down. You should be looking at the seam where you have sticky taped the wrapping. Using the pencil, carefully poke 4 holes into the cereal box. These will be used to thread the ribbon/ string to make the arm straps.



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Cut your ribbon/ string into 2 lengths, approximately 18 inches long. You may not need this much length but it is always easier to trim more off than to have a piece to short. Thread one length of ribbon into the top right hole of the cereal box and out of the bottom right hole. Repeat on the left side.

Before tying off the ribbon, try the jet pack on your child to get the shoulder strap length correct. Too tight and it won't fit, too loose and it will fall off during flight. Tie a knot to form a looped should strap on each side. Do not trim off the long ends. These can be used for securing the jet pack across the chest for added stability. I use a simple bow tie so that it is easy to take on and off.



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Measuring and securing the shoulder strap length




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Tie the long ends of the shoulder straps across the chest for added stability during play


Once you have finshed the shoulder straps, remove the jet pack to being decorating.

Decorate your jet pack using stickers, scrap paper and markers. We used a combination of stickers, coloured foam squares cut into shapes and construction paper. It's your design so it is only limited by your imagination!



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Cut the red streamer (or paper or ribbon) into lengths about 6 inches long. Secure them in the open end of the cereal box using sticky tape. These will be your jet pack flames.

Once your jet pack is decorated, slide on the shoulder straps and hold on- it's time to BLAST OFF!



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5,4,3,2,1....Blast Off!


Categories
#5 to 10s
#Under 5s
#Halloween
#Easy
#Cheap
#Recycled
#Imaginative Play
#Dress Up
#Boys
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