Paper plate alien spaceship craft

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Alien spaceship craft - how to make a fabulous flying saucer out of a paper plate

This alien spaceship craft is out of this world. Make these fab flying saucers out of paper plates and bowls.
 
They quick and so much fun to make and decorate. Your child could even make their own modelling clay aliens to go with their UFO.
 
A must-do activity for kids who are mad about space.

Summary:

Time: 10 minutes
Age: Little kids to Big kids
Difficulty: Easy peasy

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Alien spaceship craft - how to make a fabulous flying saucer out of a paper plate
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You will need:

  • 2 paper plates
  • 1 paper bowl
  • silver paint – we recommend acrylic paints
  • paintbrush
  • shiny silver gems or stickers or coloured tape
  • glue

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Alien spaceship craft - how to make a fabulous flying saucer out of a paper plate
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Step 1: Glue your plates and bowl together

Turn one plate over and glue the 2 plates together, spreading glue along the rims. Then glue a paper bowl on top.

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Alien spaceship craft - how to make a fabulous flying saucer out of a paper plate
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Step 2: Paint your flying saucer

Paint your flying saucer all over with silver paint.

We used acrylic paint which leaves a thick layer. We also painted on 2 coats to get a nice even finish.

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Alien spaceship craft - how to make a fabulous flying saucer out of a paper plate
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Step 3: Decorate your UFO

Now comes the fun bit. Decorate your flying saucer with shiny gems, glittering stickers, metallic tape and any other bits and pieces you have in your craft box.

We started by sticking some metallic tape around the bowl and sticking on little rounded silver gems.

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Step 4: Add the final details

Keep adding decorations until you are happy with your flying saucer.

Then find some small alien toys to play alongside it.

Your alien spaceship craft is all ready to blast through space

 

Alien spaceship craft - how to make a fabulous flying saucer out of a paper plate