2 disposable 8"-×-12" aluminum baking pans; assorted hardware and household
items for control panel and cap, such as light-switch cover, three ½" aluminum
baking pans, spice boxes, jar lids, drain covers, bottle caps, and fuses; 1 box of
brads; stick-on letters; craft knife; 1 roll of 2" aluminum electrical tape; 8"
mesh sieve; low-temperature glue gun; 6 to 8 small bicycle reflectors; 1 large
reflector; coiled telephone cord; tape measure; 5' of 4" aluminum dryer
ducting; scissors; wire cutters; white sweatshirt, pants, turtleneck, and
socks; 1-gallon plastic milk carton; silver spray paint.
TO MAKE CONTROL PANEL:
1. Lay the two large baking pans upside down on a flat surface. Arrange a
variety of hardware objects on top of them. Secure each by sticking a brad
through object and then through pan. (If object doesn't have a hole, use the
end of a screwdriver and a hammer to make one.) Add letters. Hint: To help
keep the pan from creasing while you work, make a small slit in the bottom
with the craft knife.
2. Position front and back panels on child. Attach over each shoulder with tape.
Do not remove the backing on tape! Secure tape to pans with brads.
TO MAKE CAP:
1. Use mesh sieve. Attach three ½" baking pans to top and sides using brads.
2. Attach fuses to tops of baking pans with glue gun.
3. Attach small and large reflectors to sieve.
4. Twist the ends of the telephone cord around sieve handles for a strap.
TO MAKE ARMS AND LEGS:
1. Measure length of child's arms and lower legs.
2. Cut ducting to fit with scissors. Cut through the wire with wire cutters.
3. After child is dressed in the sweatsuit, slip ducting over clothes and attach
to sleeves and legs using aluminum tape.
1. Cut a large hole in top of clean milk carton for candy to go into.
2. Attach assorted hardware objects to carton with brads or glue gun.
3. Spray entire carton silver. Let dry.