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Captain America on his Motorcycle

What you need:

Child size bike handle and wheels
Duct tape
Spray paint, silver and black
Bristol board/Poster board (white, red, blue)
2 foam pipe covers one straight and T shaped
Touch light
Black zip ties
Broom stick
Bike Rack parts (or something hard and solid that will wrap around child)


I was able to find parts of a children’s bike to start off with. Ideally the handlebars would actually be attached the the wheel, but we had to work with what we had.

I took a trip to a hardware store to check out what they had. I didn't have a big idea, so I just browsed for some inspiration. The plumbing section seems to have the most selection of parts that I was looking for. And of course some spray paint, glue, and duct tape, a touch light and bristol board.

Then I needed to put the bike together. There was grease all over, so I covered everything with some shiny duct tape. I had thought it was only silver duct tape, but it had writing all of it, so I had to spray paint it. I had bought a T-shaped pipe cover and used it to hold the steering wheel with the wheel and taped it all together. (It held, but was very loose)

I got some straight pipe covers to boost up the bike's appearance and then spray painted everything.

We added the light and now it was starting to come together.

Now I was stuck, I didn't have any ideas about how to actually attach it to Nick's wheelchair.

We bought a broom handle and spray painted it silver, and then zip-tied the bike to the chair. It also lifted the wheels off the ground. The last problem we had was how to keep the bike off of Nick's lap.
What we needed was something for the bike to just rest in. In the end we had a bike rack that was able to be tied to the chair and sit around Nick for the bike to rest against. We covered the rack and the sides of Nick's chair with the pipe covers (which also protects it) and zip tied everything together.

So I made up some shields for Nick's wheels out of the bristol boards (posterboard).

Here is Captain America!

Thanks Amanda for such thorough instructions!