How to make a bargain-bucket astronaut helmet

How to make a bargain-bucket astronaut helmet

You will need:

Heavy-duty scissors
Craft knife
Plastic bucket (large enough to be a helmet and soft enough to cut through)
Black permanent marker
Cutting mat
Tin-foil strips

Step 1: Use heavy-duty scissors to remove the plastic bucket’s handles. 

Step 2: Use a black permanent marker to draw a rounded rectangular shape on the outside of the bucket. The dimensions should be roughly 10in wide by 7in tall (25cm x 18cm). This will be the helmet opening.

Step 3: Place a cutting mat down to protect your workspace, and then use a craft knife to cut out the flat sides of the rectangle. Cut the rounded edges using scissors.

Step 4: Wrap the bucket in strips of tin foil.

Step 5: Glue each of the tin foil strips down at the top and bottom. Allow to dry.

Step 6: Find the face opening and cut an X shape into the tin foil. Push the foil back under the edges of the opening and secure with glue. Allow to dry. 

Step 7: You have lift-off!

Top tip: For an even thriftier option, use a cardboard box instead of a bucket.

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