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Paper Plate Flying Saucer Craft + 15 Books About Space

| July 10, 2014 | 5 Comments

Clearly I am TERRIBLY bias, but I do love the crafts that Pip Squeak brings home from nursery. Recently, they made these adorable Paper Plate Flying saucers – such a wonderfully “classic” craft for kids and the kids adored making them as part of the “space lesson plans”. I love how they made it easy for the 3 and 4yrs old preschoolers to do as much as possible themselves.

Paper Plate Alien

I then asked my Facebook readers for their favourite Alien Books or Space Books for kids… and will share these below!

15 Books about Aliens and Space

Paper Plate Flying Saucer:

  • Paper Plate
  • Plastic cup
  • Paper (for the alien)
  • Paint
  • Sticky Tape

Paper Plate Flying Saucer:

This is what Pip Squeak told me she did:

1) The teachers traced a circle on the paper plate using the plastic cup and the children cut out the circle (well she did, some got help).

2) She then pained her big red spots

3) Then she drew and painted Alien and once dried cut it out. I think her alien is totally adorable. And the best thing about Aliens is, that like Monsters, there are no “right or wrongs”. The kids can create to their heart’s content.

4) The teacher’s then helped them tape everything into place – the alien inside the plastic cup and the cup to the saucer.

And finished!! I did add a bit of PVA glue once home to secure it all a little more.

If you are looking for some lovely ALIEN BOOKS or SPACE BOOKS to go with this craft, check out the following (as suggested by my Facebook readers!) – Amazon affiliate links added for your convenience:

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Q Pootle 5

The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet

Aliens Love Underpants

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Whatever Next

My Sister is an Alien

Man on the Moon

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Bob’s Best Friend Ever

King of Space

Albie and the Space Rocket

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Alien Tea

Skippyjon Jones lost in Spice

Aliens for Breakfast

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The Accidental Space Ship

Way Back Home

Mickey Moonbeam

Looking for more Space Crafts? Take a look:

galaxy crafts

Looking for more Paper Plate crafts? Check out:

Over 25 Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

 

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  1. Debra says:

    Love it!! The things you can do with a paper plate are endless, adding this one to our summer make list.

  2. C Fowler says:

    You forgot to add 3 Little Aliens and the big bad robot (Margaret McNamara) to your book list. A journey through the solar system with a twist on the 3 little pigs

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