I have a 4 year old nephew who is nuts about Ghostbusters.
With that in mind I decided to make him a proton pack for Christmas.
There were plenty of ideas on Pinterest.
I had one or two rules to stick with....
1. He could get it on and off himself.
2. It looked authentic.
3. It had a "gun" and slot.
I gathered a pile of junk materials and just started sticking with brown parcel tape.
Steve had pipe insulation which was perfect for the "gun" and a Pringles tube to place it in at the side. Various bits of tubing and beads completed the base.
I just happened to have two pieces of black webbing which I threaded through and they just clicked into place.
Next I did cover the whole thing with papier mache....just a thin layer using tissue paper.
It was sprayed with black stove paint and then I stuck on various Ghostbuster stickers which I downloaded from the internet.
It was finished in time for Christmas.
Here is Frazer wearing it for the first time.
It is bearing up well under use. I think my brother has had to poke a smaller tube back in.
On the whole quite a success.
A week or so later I made a ghost catching box to go with it.
This has now become part of the game as well.
Whoever would have thought that I would be playing Ghostbusters with two very excited little boys on Boxing Day!