I usually post activities right away but now and then we make a craft that never gets blogged about. This week I turned our beloved maker space in our playroom into a bigger bedroom for my youngest. As sad as I am to see it go, her room was overflowing with mess no matter how often we cleaned it, there was just too much stuff in her tiny room. As I prepped the room for a new coat of pink paint, I took down our number banner and these UFOs that we made in 2013! Somehow I never blogged about them before now. These UFOs are a great summer space craft because they can easily be adapted to any age group. My daughter wasn’t even three when we made them, and I have made them with kids as old as 12 before.
Gather your materials. You will need some aluminum pie plates the kind with the paper “top,” some glue, and fun things to add to them like gems, pouch lids, wooden shapes, buttons, beads… and a few pipe cleaners if you want to hang them up.
This is really simple, arrange the add ons, give each kid a plate and lid and a bottle of glue and tell them to go for it!
My son wanted to add rocket boosters, so he added some pouch lids to the bottom if you do make sure you add LOTS of glue.
Lots of glue was an easy task for my then two-year-old daughter. Psst! That squeezing she is doing is great for hand strength too!
Of course, we all need to make sure it fits on our heads!
To add the pipe cleaner just poke a hole through the middle and thread it through making sure to make a knot at the end, so it doesn’t fall out. Let dry.When it’s dry pop the “lid” on the pie plate, and you have a funky one of a kind UFO!
If you need some space books to go with this space craft check out the link above – just click the image and you’ll find the post!