Rocket Man!!!

I have seen this all over Pinterest for months thanks to Do It and How . I believe she is the originator, if not I apologize. But I went off of her design.

I don’t know of any Superhero that has a jet pack, but Jackson has decided to be Iron Man and Captain America today all while wearing the jet pack. I guess it makes him fly even faster?

What you need:

  • 2 empty 2 liters bottles
  • gray spray paint
  • elastic
  • cardboard
  • hot glue
  • Red and Yellow tissue paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • tape

Step 1:   

Spray paint your bottles and let dry. Good thing I painted my bottles almost 2 months ago and just never touched them. Some bottles have different textures than others. If you can get two of the same brand and kind it would be nice.

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Step 2:

Cut your “flames” out of tissue paper. You can also use felt or just about anything else.

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After I cut the flames out, I taped the tops together.

Step 3:

Enter your flames into the the opening of the soda bottles. Hot glue on the tape part so that it doesn’t destroy the tissue.

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Step 4:

Get your cardboard (around 10.5 inches wide)

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Wrap your aluminum foil around your cardboard and tape the seams.

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Back

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Front

Step 5: 

Make your straps. Our straps were 12.5 inches long.

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Attach the elastic to the back of the cardboard using hot glue.

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Step 6:

Attach your soda bottles with hot glue on the back. Be careful not to use to much and melt the bottles.  Fill in the sides with hot glue.

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Step 7: 

BLAST OFF!!!! 

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Let’s be a Prince (or a Princess)

A few weeks ago we took Jack to see Disney on Ice and it was all Princesses. Well I knew the place would be filled with all these little girls dressed as their favorite princess (BOY! WAS I RIGHT!) Well I didn’t want Jack to feel left out, so I made him a crown so he could be a prince for the evening. I  wanted to find a crown that was just right and and could be used more than once. So felt was automatically perfect for the occasion.

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Our family ❤

I didn’t take pictures of the making of this crown, but as luck would have it, a close friend of mine is having a baby boy in June so I made him a newborn sized crown with pictures!!

I will be showing 3 different crowns (1 boy and 2 girls)

For all of these you will need:

2 pieces for felt (same or contrasting colors)

thread

sewing machine

pattern

sharp scissors

The pattern I used for the newborns and Jackson’s crown I found at Hellobee . For this crown you will need some embroidery thread and needle.

Step 1: 

Lay out your crown pattern (remember this was for a newborn for newborns use once, for toddler cut the felt horizontally and use the pattern twice)

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(for newborns use once, for toddler cut the felt horizontally and use the pattern twice)

Step 2:

Cut out your felt pieces and line them up. (using pins help while sewing)

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Step 3: 

Sew the 2 pieces together along all the edges. In the back where the pieces overlap cut down one triangle so that it will not be thicker than the others. Once you are done sewing go around with scissors and trim up your crown so that all edges meet perfectly. Use the embroidery thread at your back seam for added decoration.

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Congratulations you now have your own Prince Crown! Customize it as much as you want or leave it be.

Now for those Princesses! These crowns were made for the same little boy’s bigger sisters. Why not have a fairy tale family!

These patterns came from Cutesy Crafts . They are the exact same steps as the above crown so I will just show with pictures!

Step 1:

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(You can see on the light pink where the main section of the crown I placed in the middle and along the top is the band for the back of the child’s head. I wanted the seams to be along the sides instead of the middle like the pattern showed.)

Step 2:

Cut it out!

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Step 3: SEW!!!

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I hope you princesses and prince enjoy a little dress up time this week!