You’ll need two plastic two-litre bottles, silver duct tape and paint, scissors, a paintbrush, tissue paper, cardstock, ribbon and glue.
Paint both bottles silver. Once dry, stick them together using duct tape.
Tape a strip of cardstock to the front and sides. Arrange the tissue paper to look like flames and glue the to the inside of the bottle openings. Tape on the ribbon for shoulder straps.
A version of this article appeared in our October 2013 issue with the headline “Outer space party,” p. 28.
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