|In right hand: Apollo 11 rocket.|
I started off by using items I all ready had: old coat & snow suit. I purchased three rolls of white duct tape and one roll of silver. Then the taping frenzy began.
Here are his last year's school shoes covered in duct tape.
I tried to make the helmet with this odd wrestling thingy from the DI. It didn't work out so well, but next year I'm going to try using one of those half sphere trash can lids with the other thingy that comes up. I didn't have time to come up with a helmet, so I just put a NASA patch over his Pirates hat. The last finishing touches were of course NASA patches that I aquired from the Clark's Planetarium in SLC. These I just duct taped to the suit in keeping with the duct tape theme. Next time I would have hot glued or sewed these on. They stayed on fine, but the edges are starting to come off a little. And here is the finished product! Isn't he handsome? I would do it all over again to see his smiling face. Love him. One giant step for man, one giant leap for ME finding new and useful purposes for duct tape.
|@School, an astronaut and a pirate. Brothers at last!|