I’ve said it many times. I’m not a very “DIY mom”, but, when I try to be… You can bet that it will be thrown together and done last minute! -with love of course-
The plan was for My husband to take Sagey trick-or-treating and for me to stay home with Titus, (who just turned One) to pass out candy. However, the day of, we changed the plan and decided he would pull both babes around in the wagon that evening. With no plan for a costume before that moment, I had to get crafty. So, to stay on theme with the ‘Out of this world’ vibe we were going for, We chose for him to be a Rocket Man. -And by Rocket Man, I meant. We would plan to make Titus a Jet Pack.- I’ve never made anything like this before, but it was so easy! By looking at a picture online I was able to figure out what we needed and made it happen!
What you’ll need
Two Water Bottles
Red and Yellow tissue paper
American Flag Sticker (we had our stickers provided by a friend, who also did our NASA Sticker for Sam’s costume.)
I removed the labels from the Water bottles and placed a piece of tape at across the top and bottom of the front and back of the bottles to securely connect them.
I grabbed my silver paint out and realized I forgot to pick up a paint brush. (of course) So with no shame whatsoever, I used my finger to paint the bottles.
For quick drying purposes and because I literally have no patience for crafts, I only painted the part of the bottles that would be seen.
Once the bottles were dry… Okay, mostly dry I tore small pieces of the red and yellow tissue paper and placed inside of the bottle opening and hot glued around the rim for good measure.
Then, I pulled out the ribbon and hot glued the ribbon to the very top and bottom of the ‘jet pack’ vertically (It wasn’t even, but it worked!) And finally, I added an American Flag Sticker to the center because well, God Bless America!
I threw on a white shirt I had grabbed at Walmart for $4 earlier that day and he was ready to get his Trick-or-Treat on with his Space Alien Sister and Astronaut Daddy!