Director Jewels: How to Make Your Own Easy Cheap DIY Thor Hammer

Thursday, April 30, 2015

How to Make Your Own Easy Cheap DIY Thor Hammer

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Easy Cheap DIY Thor Hammer from a Baby Wipes Box | Tutorial at directorjewels.com

It's a big weekend at the movies: MARVEL'S The Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on Friday, May 1! I've always been a big superhero fan, so you can bet I will see this new film sooner rather than later.

Easy Cheap DIY Thor Hammer from a Baby Wipes Box | Tutorial at directorjewels.com

Lincoln and Addie have not seen any MARVEL'S: The Avengers movies yet, but that hasn't stopped them from falling in love with the characters. Somehow, Lincoln automatically knew that he should start shouting "SMASH!" when he put on the giant Hulk hands we picked up this week at Walmart, and Addie likes to proudly go around saying "I'M Captain 'Merica."

Easy Cheap DIY Thor Hammer from a Baby Wipes Box | Tutorial at directorjewels.com

More often than not, they're trying to wail on each other while wearing their costumes, but we're working on learning how the Avengers actually work as a team and take care of each other - very much like a family!

Easy Cheap DIY Thor Hammer from a Baby Wipes Box | Tutorial at directorjewels.com

When you're shopping for Avengers products at Walmart, make sure you download the new Avengers Super Heroes Assemble App! You can turn your phone into a portal to exclusive MARVEL'S The Avengers: Age of Ultron content. Keep up to date with the latest movie and behind-the-scenes action. When you scan Avengers displays at Walmart and Walmart.com, you can become your favorite Avenger, explore a Hulkbuster training facility in a 360 degree interactive space and to bring MARVEL'S Avengers: Age of Ultron characters to life with augmented reality! It's really cool! Find it on the Apple Store or Google Play.

Avengers at Walmart. Easy Cheap DIY Thor Hammer from a Baby Wipes Box | Tutorial at directorjewels.com

With a Captain America shield and Hulk hands in our costume collection, we were pretty set for our adventures - but we wanted to add at least one more character to our dress-up box. Thor seemed the most logical choice, because we can teach the kids to speak with an ancient accent and that will be hilarious. The project I landed upon was making a DIY Mjölnir, or, Thor's hammer.

Easy Cheap DIY Thor Hammer from a Baby Wipes Box | Tutorial at directorjewels.com

I had most of the supplies already in my house, and chances are, you do, too.

DIY Thor Hammer
Supplies Needed
-Empty Rectangle Baby Wipes Box
-Aluminum Foil
-Round Wooden Dowel
-Wooden Candle Cup (optional for the base of the hammer)
-Hot Glue Gun & Glue
-Scissors
-Sharpie
-Brown Ribbon or Leather Trim (for strap)
-Silver Trim (for handle)

Easy Cheap DIY Thor Hammer from a Baby Wipes Box | Tutorial at directorjewels.com

1. Cut off wipes lid flap.

Easy Cheap DIY Thor Hammer from a Baby Wipes Box | Tutorial at directorjewels.com

2. Attach wooden dowel. There is no science behind this, folks. I pretty much attacked it with Duck tape and then hot glued it inside the box.

Easy Cheap DIY Thor Hammer from a Baby Wipes Box | Tutorial at directorjewels.com
Hot gluing the dowel to the box.

3. Attach Lid to Box. I actually didn't glue it together or anything. I closed and snapped the box and it worked fine. But if you wanted to, you could glue it so it holds better.

Easy Cheap DIY Thor Hammer from a Baby Wipes Box | Tutorial at directorjewels.com

4. Cover Box in Aluminum Foil. I wrapped it like a gift and cut out a hole where the dowel came out of the box.

Easy Cheap DIY Thor Hammer from a Baby Wipes Box | Tutorial at directorjewels.com

Easy Cheap DIY Thor Hammer from a Baby Wipes Box | Tutorial at directorjewels.com

Easy Cheap DIY Thor Hammer from a Baby Wipes Box | Tutorial at directorjewels.com

5. Use Hot Glue to tack down edges.

Easy Cheap DIY Thor Hammer from a Baby Wipes Box | Tutorial at directorjewels.com

6. Cut pieces of aluminum foil to cover any holes. Attach with hot glue. I just went crazy with hot glue and pushed down all the little corners and crevices.

Easy Cheap DIY Thor Hammer from a Baby Wipes Box | Tutorial at directorjewels.com

Easy Cheap DIY Thor Hammer from a Baby Wipes Box | Tutorial at directorjewels.com

7. Add Silver Ribbon Trim to Handle.

8. Glue Ribbon inside Candle Cup, to make strap. Then Glue Dowel into Candle Cup.

Easy Cheap DIY Thor Hammer from a Baby Wipes Box | Tutorial at directorjewels.com

9. Use Sharpie to make designs around edges. I put Andrew in charge of this.


Easy Cheap DIY Thor Hammer from a Baby Wipes Box | Tutorial at directorjewels.com

That's it! It's perhaps not the strongest toy and I keep cautioning the kids to not beat on things with it, because the foil will probably rip. But it makes a perfect addition to a Halloween costume or a kid's dress up box!

Easy Cheap DIY Thor Hammer from a Baby Wipes Box | Tutorial at directorjewels.com

I love my little Avengers!

Easy Cheap DIY Thor Hammer from a Baby Wipes Box | Tutorial at directorjewels.com

Around here, there are many epic battles raging (usually over who gets to wear the Hulk hammer or wield Mjölnir, or who gets the last snack) as we wait for the release of MARVEL'S The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Will you see the movie this weekend?

2 comments:

  1. My eldest son and I did get to go see the movie on opening day and it was SO AWESOME. He's 13, and knows all about The Avengers. My younger two haven't seen any of the movies, though. :) Love your Thor hammer! It's great! #client

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