To infinity and beyond! Create your own Buzz Lightyear jetpack and let your imagination soar.

Time: 1 hour

What You’ll Need

  • Cardboard
  • 4 carboard toiler paper tubes
  • Acrylic craft paint: white, purple, silver or gray, green
  • Red duct tape
  • Elastic
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Utility craft knife
  • Masking tape

How To Make It

  1. Cut out the cardboard pieces according to the PDF pattern provided.
  2. Use a pencil to mark and color where and what color to paint each piece.
  3. Fold pieces according to the pattern. Add slits to the back pack piece (#3).
  4. Before you add any paint or glue, make sure all of the pieces fit together properly. Use masking tape to temporarily hold pieces in place.
  5. Join two cardboard toilet paper rolls together by placing one roll inside the other and then taping all around the seam. Cut a slit in the side large enough to fit the end of the wing into it. Repeat for the other side.
  6. Unassemble the carboard wings and place all of the pieces flat on a protected surface. Paint according to the pattern instructions. The large wing pieces (#1) need to be painted on both sides. Paint the cardboard tube end pieces white and green. Allow the paint to dry.
  7. Once the paint is dry, add red duct tape over the white paint on the wing pieces to make angled stripes. Do the same on the back of the wings. Match up the wings on the large wing pieces (#1) with the stripes on the small top wing pieces (#2).
  8. With the right sides facing up, 1″ in from the edge, hot glue the top wing pieces (#2) on top of the large wing pieces (#1). Fold the edges of the top wing pieces around the top and bottom of the large wing pieces and hot glue them to the back. Overlap the 1″ strips of the wings and hot glue them together. You should now have one large wing piece.
  9. Now it is time to add the elastic to the pack piece (#3). Thread elastic through the slits in the pack piece. Leave some slack (how much depends on the size of the person wearing the wings and how stiff or loose the elastic is) and tie a double knot on the wrong side (unpainted side) of the pack piece.
  10. Close the flaps of the pack and bring the elastic arond to the other side.
  11. Move the elastic to the sides and open the pack again. The unpainted, wrong side should be facing you. Slip the wing piece, wrong side up, under the elastic straps. The wings should be between the elastic straps and the pak piece.
  12. Making sure the elastic is still pushed to the side, add hot glue to the bottom (silver) flap and fold it up, securing it to the wing piece. Add hot glue to the top (white) flap and fold it down over the wings and the silver bottom flap. You can now re-adjust the elastic.
  13. Slip the cardboard tube pieces onto the ends and secure with hot glue.
  14. Glue the green triangles in place on the pack, allowing them to go over the edge a little bit at the top. Add red tape buttons on the silver part. Paint on purple symbols and add a green stripe on the wings over the purple section. Allow everyting to dry.
  15. The wings can be slipped on like a backpack through the elastic straps. To Infinity and beyond!


Cutting and hot gluing should be done by an adult.

Posted 5 years Ago
Posted 5 years Ago
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