UFO Day Craft

A flying saucer craft that's out of this world

A craft for kids to celebrate UFO dayOn July 2nd people from countries all over the world gather to watch the skies in celebration of World UFO Day. You can celebrate in your own home by making this fun flying saucer from paper plates and craft jewels! This makes a fun decoration for a UFO Alien party or even just hanging from the ceiling of your child’s bedroom.

Craft Supplies:

  • 2 paper plates
  • 1 Styrofoam coffee cup
  • Silver acrylic paint
  • Craft jewels
  • Instant grab glue or hot glue gun
  • Newspaper
  • String (optional for hanging)

How to Make It:

  1. Paint the backside of both paper plates and the Styrofoam cup silver.
  2. Turn paper plates over. Twist newspaper and glue it inside one of the plates. This will give the plates some cushion and filler, keeping them from collapsing.
  3. Glue the plates together, silver sides facing out.
  4. Cut the Styrofoam cup in half, keeping the top half, discarding the excess. Glue small craft jewels around the cup and glue the cup to the top of the saucer.  Glue a large craft jewel to the top of the cup.
  5. Glue craft jewels around the outside of the saucer, leaving about an inch of space between each one.

Ganz Parent Club Tip: If you would like to hang this flying saucer from the ceiling, use a toothpick to poke a hole in the top of the cup before gluing it to the top of the saucer. Thread string through the hole, knot from the inside and glue it. Skip the step of adding the round craft jewel to the top. Also, if using a hot glue gun, we suggest that parents handle those steps.

About The Author

Amanda Formaro is the crafty, entrepreneurial mother of four children. She loves to bake, cook, make kid's crafts and create decorative items for her home. She is a crafting expert and guru in the kitchen and has appeared online and in print publications many times over the years. She is also the editor for the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip and owner of FunFamilyCrafts.com . You can see her crafty creations on Crafts by Amanda and her delicious recipes on Amanda's Cookin'

6 Responses to UFO Day Craft

  1. kakenta says:

    Great idea! Thank you for sharing.

  2. BuffaloGirl14075 says:

    Thank you for a wonderful craft idea. I think it’s great for any day not only on UFO day.

  3. Amanda says:

    So glad you like it! It was really fun to make :)

  4. dune456 says:

    I had no idea there was a world UFO day.. Very interesting..

  5. Loreena says:

    Beautiful! This is so creative :) Remember those holders we made as kids using a paper plate, then cutting a 2nd one on half, attaching it much like you have your UFO and then putting matchbooks, bag clips or Whatnots in it? These jewels would be great to make one of those, since it would hang in “public” it’d be perfect to decorate to match the room it is in! thanks for sharing this!