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Flying Saucer Craft

Flying Saucer Craft

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What You'll Need:

  • 2 small paper bowls per guest
  • A lot of tin foil
  • Construction paper
  • Fishing line
  • Wooden dowels or sticks
  • A stapler
  • Markers
  • Glue sticks
  • Glitter

Directions (Part 1):

You may want to prepare this part of the craft ahead of time for younger guests. Otherwise, instruct the children to do the following:
  1. Poke a pin-sized hole at the center of one of the paper bowls.
  2. Knot a foot long piece of fishing wire through the bowl. The knot should be on the inside of the bowl.
  3. Turn the bowl upside down and staple another bowl to the bottom. The staples should go along the rims of the bowls. This is creating your basic flying saucer shape. Note: Make sure the string does not get stapled inside the bowls. The string should hang from the top of the saucer.
  4. Tie the fishing line tightly to a wooden dowel or stick.
  5. Carefully cover the flying saucer completely in tin foil.

Directions (Part 2):
  1. Instruct the children to cut small yellow circles out of the construction paper. One circle should be twice the size as the others.
  2. Glue the yellow circles around the outside of the flying saucer. These are the saucer's lights (small circles) and window (large circle).
  3. Use markers to draw an alien inside the large circle.
  4. If they'd like, the children can paste glitter or other construction paper shapes to their flying saucers.
  5. When the saucers are finished, let the children pretend to fly them around while holding on to the dowel.

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