How fun is this cute little paper plate ufo craft?!
A lot of the crafts that we have been making lately have been holiday related. So today to break things up a little bit we’re sharing a just for fun craft that we absolutely love! This sweet little paper plate ufo craft is so simple to make and each one turns out beautiful and unique which makes them the perfect craft for groups!
Here’s what we used
Coloured paper plate
How to make a paper plate ufo
Take the paper plate and fold it in half, add a staple just below the fold line on either side so that the paper plate stays in shape and can stand freely and rock from side to side!
Glue some buttons around the edge of the plate to make the ufo lights.
Cut out the dome shape of the cockpit and add your alien to the front of it. We cut our aliens out of coloured paper but you could use pens, paints or any method that you like!
Glue the two pieces together and your rocking paper plate ufo is finished!
How adorable is this little toilet roll astronaut craft? What with being at home so much over lockdown, my little guy has got fed up with playing with the same toys. So to pass some time we decided to make our own new toys. We made some bottle space rockets and these little space men. My son absolutely loves them, hes played with these so much more than any of the toys we’ve bought from the shops. He makes up his own little narratives and ‘whooshes’ them around the house. We even have little cardboard box space stations set up in different rooms. Why not have a go at making your own?
Here’s what we used
Take your TP roll and measure a length of paper the same height as it and wide enough to wrap around it. Glue the edges of your paper and secure it around your tube.
Cut out an egg shape for the face and decorate it with some eyes, a nose and a mouth. Then, take your face shape and glue it near the top of your TP roll.
Next you’ll need to make the springs for your arms and legs. To do this, take two strips of paper and glue them at a right angle as you can see above, then take turns accordian folding them one over the other before gluing them together at the end. You’ll need to make 4 springs.
Glue your 4 springs in position as arms and legs.
Cut out two over sized space mit shapes and two big space boots. Glue them in place on the end of your springs.
Finish off by adding some fun decorational buttons and strips and your astronaut is ready to be played with! Doesn’t he look fab?
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How cute is this little Toilet roll robot craft? We’ve had so much fun making these today and i just love how they have turned out. We came up with these little cuties by chance after randomly deciding to paint our TP rolls with our new pot of silver paint. Initially i thought about making something space themed and then my little guy suggested robots. I must say, i like his idea better. The best part is how different each one looks, you can simply use whatever you have lying around to decorate them and they look Fab!
Take your TP roll and coat it in your chosen metallic paint before setting it aside to dry.
Once dry, take your TP roll and pierce a hole at equal heights (about 2/3 up) out on either side. Thread a pipe cleaner through these holes to create your robot arms.
Cut out a small rectangular piece of paper to be your control panel. Now you need to decorate you robot control panel. You could draw on buttons using your markers or you could glue on some bits and bobs like we have.
Now it’s time to give your robot a face, we gave ours two sticker eyes and a pen drawn mouth!
Finish off your robot by adding any extra decoration that you would like! how about twirling pipe cleaners around a pencil to make some twisty robot antennae? Don’t they look awesome?!
Today were blasting off with this adorable Space rocket fathers day card. We love shape collages as they’re so simple and easy to make and whilst this card is simple it’s still super cute! we had loads of fun making these rockets in all different colours and have made enough to stash away for the next time we might need one. They’re great for other occasions too, not just fathers day!
You will need
Star sequins (optional)
Take your black card and fold it in half to make your card. Then, cut your card down into a square.
Start by cutting out a rectangle to make the body of your rocket. Glue it down diagonally near the top left corner as seen above. Make sure to leave some room on either end!
Cut out a triangle for the roof and glue it down on the upper end of your rocket. Then, cut out two small squares to make the rocket boosters. Glue them down at the bottom end of your rocket.
Cut out and glue down two small orange hearts to make the fire at the bottom of the rocket. Then, cut out a bigger heart, chop it in half straight down the middle and then use each piece to make a rocket wing. Glue a wing down on either side of the rocket body.
Next we need to add the windows! cut out three coloured circles. Then, cut out three smaller black circles and glue them down onto your coloured ones. Glue your windows down in a row on your rocket.
Add a big circle moon and some shiny Stars.
Then, finish it off by gluing a square white paper inside to write your special message on. All that’s left to do now is give your awesome card to a loved one!