Age Range: 7 to 12
Grade Range: 2 to 6
Skill Level: Moderate to Advanced
Make Believe, Every Day and Rainy Day Activities
Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Mathematics – measuring
Time needed for project:
1 hour, plus drying time for glue
Juice Bottle Jet Pack
by Katie Hacker
2 clear plastic gallon juice bottles
Duct tape: one plain, one patterned
Tissue paper: 1 orange, 1 red, 6 silver foil
Elmer’s® Classic Glitter Glue - Gold
Foam brush for glitter glue
Velcro®, if you want to make adjustable straps
- Stuff three sheets of foil tissue inside each of the bottles. (You might need to use a ruler to push the tissue inside the bottle.)
- Roll out your plain duct tape to about 30” long, fold it over and press it to itself to make a double-sided duct tape strap.
- Cover half to 2/3 of the strap with patterned duct tape.
- Lay the bottles side-by-side and then place the straps criss-cross over the bottles
- Use patterned tape to attach the X to the bottles, then wrap the tape around the bottles to fasten them together.
- For adjustable straps, attach Velcro® to the front of the straps where they meet. (Or, you can tape them together)
- Cut the orange and red tissue sheets in half.
- Place one orange on top of one red, fold them in half and glue the fold inside the opening on the bottle. Repeat for the other bottle.
- Tear a small strip of duct tape and wrap it around the bottle opening to hide the glue.
- Use a foam brush to spread a thin layer of glitter glue onto the orange tissue paper.
Another idea: If you leave the caps on the bottles and turn them right-side up (instead of pointing downward), this can be twin tank scuba gear.
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