Flying saucers, spaceships, aliens, creatures from Mars...we love them all! So fascinating and fun for any age to imagine and pretend. This flying saucer craft was a ton of fun for my kids as it was flown all over the yard and landed in many parts of our house. At one point my kids were the aliens that came off the saucer and that made for some great laughs! Get your paper plates ready for an afternoon that is far-out-there fun!
How We Did It
Got paper plates? Then you got yourself a saucer. First have your child glue both plates together. I always use tacky glue for these kinds of projects. It is so much stronger than school glue and saves me from dealing with little frustrated artists.
Time to give that saucer the silver shine that we all imagine a flying saucer to have. Silver paint worked perfect for this. I bet you could even wrap it in some foil for a real shine!
Any opportunity for glitter use and my daughter is on it! (Actually, I kind of love glitter myself, too...) The glitter was out before I knew it. This is definitely optional, though. We were outside and swept up the glitter easily.
Gem lights were added next.
For our little alien critters, we used two large pom-poms and added some googly eyes. A foil ball would be a pretty cute alien as well.
My kids just loved this part. They decided this was a mom and dad alien! We added them right to the top and set our saucer out to dry.
Once dry this was such a great invitation for my children to run around the yard with saucer in tote pretending to be aliens and having a space adventure.