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How to Make Star Wars Rocket Blasters

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Learn how to make easy DIY  Rocket Blasters Backpacks with soda bottle. Perfect for Space camp, Vacation Bible School and Star Wars Birthday Parties. 
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Star Wars Birthday Activities
DIY Tutorial, How-To Guide

Wyatt’s 5th Birthday Party sent us on a 5-4-3-2-1 BLAST OFF theme that eventually leads to Rocket Blasters as Backpacks, among other things. It quickly evolved into a full out Star Wars theme, where we needed the Blaster Backpacks to propel Young Padawans through space and battle Storm Troopers.

Blast on over to the MAIN Star Wars Party Blog Post for all the details.

Find all on my resources for this party over on my Event Blog for the Star Wars Party Supplies List and Behind the Scenes, or Shop my Star Wars Party Amazon List

How to Make Rocket Blasters Kits

The end result is obviously a backpack that kids can wear during the party. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, it took a bit of planning to organize it all as expected. Before making the Backpack we actually had to make the Rocket Blasters KITS, which is what the kids would get when they walked into the party, at the Rocket Blaster Creation Station.

Our big birthday party game was battling the Storm Troopers, which meant we also needed Rocket Blaster Backpacks to fly through space. To do that they needed to assemble their Rocket Blasters Backpacks. 
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Star Wars Birthday Activities
DIY Tutorial, How-To Guide

What is in the Rocket Blaster Kit?

I’m so glad we started planning this party early because we needed to collect a TON of 2-Liter bottles for this. I did enlist the help of my family to save theirs for me as we got closer. For 10 kids we needed 20 empty bottles.

I then wanted them all to be presented at the Creation Station as a “Build Your Own” style of kit. the biggest piece here was these handy BOXES I got off Amazon. Now I use these to ship in my Etsy Store, so I bought the bulk size, you may want to buy fewer, or plan to use them at a few parties to reduce the overall price. You have to have boxes that are at least 4″ tall for the 2-Liter bottles.

Report to Rocket Blaster Station! After our party guest Padawan's went through Lightsaber Training they had to battle the Storm Troopers and free General Joy from the Carbonite. To do that they needed to assemble their Rocket Blasters Backpacks. 
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Star Wars Birthday Activities
DIY Tutorial, How-To Guide

I wanted it to look like this ^^ when the kids walked in, with all the boxes on the tables. So the boxes were big for me. You can probably go without them if you want to. The next part involved FILLING the Kit Boxes with the Rocket Blaster supplies.

After our party guest Padawan's went through Lightsaber Training they had to battle the Storm Troopers and free General Joy from the Carbonite. To do that they needed to assemble their Rocket Blasters Backpacks. 
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Star Wars Birthday Activities
DIY Tutorial, How-To Guide

Rocket Blaster Supplies

In each Kit Box I had to supply quite a few things, all hoping the kids’ parents could help them make the backpack at the party. But the more we were able to do before the party the better.

I pre-made the Backpack boards using ribbon I had a corrugated backboard off Amazon. This was a huge time saver at the party. SO GLAD we did it beforehand. Find everything else I used from stickers to orange tissue paper when you Shop my Star Wars Party Amazon List.

After our party guest Padawan's went through Lightsaber Training they had to battle the Storm Troopers and free General Joy from the Carbonite. To do that they needed to assemble their Rocket Blasters Backpacks. 
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Star Wars Birthday Activities
DIY Tutorial, How-To Guide

The Rocket Blaster Kit Stickers and directions can be downloaded and printed at home from my resources list over on my Event Blog for the Star Wars Party Supplies List and Behind the Scenes post.

Have so much fun building your Rocket Blasters!

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