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DIY Jet Pack for Valentine’s Day

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One of my favorite quotes for my 3 year old son is “I love you to the moon and back.” It just makes sense since he’s a space enthusiast and wants to be an astronaut when he grows up. So for Valentine’s Day I made this fun Jet Pack for him…and me! I think this would make the perfect prop for a sweet photo shoot.

How to Make an Easy DIY Jet Pack

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Cereal Box
2 Paper Cups
Duct Tape (2 different colors)
Rope (or ribbon)
Glue Stick
Hot Glue
12 Heart shaped cut outs


1. Cover both the cereal box and paper cups with Duct Tape.

How to Make a DIY Jet Pack

2. Pierce a hole in the middle of both cups and insert twine through (about 14″) and seal the top with Duct Tape.

3. Glue your hearts together to make 3 on each side. Hot glue your cups to the bottom of your jet pack (I used Duct Tape as well).

How to Make an Easy DIY Jet Pack

Easy DIY Jet Pack Instructions

4. Make your straps and there you go!

So Easy! I embellished it with a foam heart…that didn’t last too long! Hope you stop by my blog Project: Party Perfect for some more fun!

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