Paper Plate UFOs

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Kids will love making these alien spaceships. When you’re finished, toss them like a Frisbee outside to see whose “flies” the furthest!

What You’ll Need:
*Small, white paper plates
*Small and large pompoms
*Glue
*Stickers, crayons, markers, etc. for decoration
*Stapler

Preparation:
*For younger children, create the spaceship ahead of time by lining up outside edges of paper plates (so that top surfaces are facing each other), and staple around the edges.

Activity:
*Decorate top and bottom of spaceship with markers and stickers. On the top of the spaceship, use a geometric shape such as a triangle or square to create a door or hatch. On the bottom of the spaceship, draw dots in a large circle to show the lights the spaceship uses when landing.


*Glue on the pompoms around the front edges.
*Once they are dry, toss them like a Frisbee and see whose spaceship “flies” the furthest!

Suggested Resources:
http://www.space.com : All the latest mission and astronomy news, photos, and videos
http://www.nasa.gov : NASA’s main page – amazing pictures and lots of great space information
http://www.freeonlinegames.com/adventure-games/alien.html - Free online alien game – help the alien get free – easy to play

This activity can be found in the Arts & Crafts section of our site.