Continuing with our Aliens In Underpants Book theme we started a while ago, we have made two crafts to go along with this book. If you’re not familiar with this book, read a little more about it here where we learned about meteors and recreated a scene from this book. We have also made a matching game inspired by this book that you can read here.
Our first Aliens in Underpants craft was for the children to have them create their own spaceships.
I started them off by punching a hole in the middle of one paper plate and threaded a piece of string or yarn through the hole and knotted it on the usable side. This would give them a way to hang their space ships when they were finished. It also meant that they could work around this area and their designs wouldn’t be ruined by poking through it at the end.
Next Tristan stapled the plates together around the edges to secure them.
Tristan and Kallista each painted their paper plates on the bottom side. And then later on the top.
Then they used their imaginations and added some embellishments.
Kallista had such fun with the feathers!
Who really knows what alien space ships may look like? The feathers may add extra lift or aerodynamic abilities!
Tristan also made his own Aliens in Underpants cereal box alien.
We took a small cereal box apart carefully and then turned it inside out and put it back together using double-sided tape.
Tristan chose a copper paint for his alien and set to work painting all sides and the top of the box.
When the paint had dried he returned to add some alien features to his creation.
A simple craft, but sometimes those are the best!