How to make an alien craft

Written by christi aldridge | 13/05/2017
How to make an alien craft
Let your child create his or her own spacecraft using household objects. (space shuttle and moon image by patrimonio designs from

Aliens are cool and exciting to kids. Help them use their creativity to imagine what an alien spaceship might look like if it landed in their front yard. Gather interesting items to build your spaceship, and use this chance to recycle some things such as paper towel rolls. Once the spaceship is built, hang it in your child's room or set it on a shelf for display. Make up a story about the aliens that fly the ship for some more creative play.

Cover an empty box with foil. Tape the foil on to secure it.

Cut out shapes using construction paper to go on the alien space craft. Tape those on as desired.

Add items to make the spaceship more interesting. Pipe cleaners, old CDs, paper towel or toilet paper rolls and designs drawn on with markers are all ideas. Use any items you think may look cool on an alien ship. Don't forget to draw some aliens around the ship or cut some out of construction paper to add to the spacecraft.

Cut a hole in the ship with scissors and hang it from the ceiling with fishing wire if you'd like. Alternately, place it in your child's bedroom as a neat decoration.

Things you need

  • Box, any size
  • Tape or glue
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Markers
  • Items such as paper towel rolls, old CDs, pipe cleaners, foil and anything else
  • Fishing line or string

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