Shoot for the moon! - Rocket Pack of Dreams

Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you will land amongst the stars.
One very ordinary day as we were eating breakfast. A empty cereal box proved to be the perfect inspiration for this out of this world Rocket Pack.

If you are familiar with our instagram feed @the_harmony_tree_house you will be well aware of what an incredible hit this little craft was with the wee ones. It was super easy, and super fun. And I am confident that it will inspire many different types of incredible jet packs!

Want to make yours?

Here is how we made ours:

  • A cereal box
  • Aluminum foil 
  • A piece of cardboard cut in a rectangular shape
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Various buttons and bits and bobs, we used plastic lids, painted pasta, woodenbeads
  • A egg carton lid cut in half
  • String
  • A hole punch
  • Oil pastels
  • Craft glue
  • Hot glue
  • Streamers for fire

My little guy was given a tray with the rectangular card board, and the oil pastels to start with. While he got busy decorating I painted the box with craft glue and covered it with foil.  Be mindful that I found out later that the foil ripped and I would have been better painting the box silver. But hey, learning is all a part of the process!
I attached some string to make it wearable by putting holes through the box using a hole punch. If I made it again I would use ribbon so it would be more secure.

I sat down with him and we drew together for a bit, and then we busted out the glue gun, made a control panel from the egg carton and added our lids and pasta as buttons, gagets and controls. We added our rockets, we made our rockets using cardboard tubes and paper cones, we added some mesh tube we found in our craft box around our rockets to look more space like. 
This whole craft we kind of made from our imagination so the process kind of evolved as we went. Once our rockets were secure we added our fire streamers using hot glue.

Little A loved this soooo much he played with it flat out, it had completley fallen a part at the end of that week. It did however, expierience a few successful  space missions before retirement so that's nice!


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