These Cute and Colorful UFO Crafts for Kids are perfect to celebrate World UFO Day coming up next month! Make the crafts and play afterwards!
If I asked you if you could name something that happened 75 years ago, I’m sure you’d have a variety of answers about what happened in 1947, but there’s one thing not many of you will guess – the first UFO sighting ever!
Yes, it was in July 1947 that American Kenneth Arnold reported that he saw a ‘flying disk’ over Mount Rainier in Washington. Since then, many others have reported UFO sightings in many different places, but the first one 75 years ago is considered special, so much so that we have a day dedicated to it – Saturday, 2 July is World UFO Day!
So are UFOs real? Well, the discussion still continues, and we have people on both sides actively voicing their opinions. We aren’t taking sides today, but we’re just going to have some fun on this special day, by making some cute and colorful UFO crafts for kids! We’ve also got Space Exploration Day coming up on the 20th of July, which is all the more reason to try out these projects!
10 Cute and Colorful UFO Crafts for Kids
The Crafting Chicks have come up with the cutest little alien sitting in a paper plate UFO! Get those little hand prints on craft paper and cut it out to make your alien. You can choose to stick eyes on just two fingers or on all – whatever you like!
If there are UFO’s flying in the skies, there’s got to be someone who’s riding them! This craft features UFO drivers who are cute little quilled aliens with any number of eyes. A great project for beginners to quilling.
Most people who’ve sighted UFOs have described them as metallic silver, but that doesn’t mean that the UFOs you make can’t be colorful! Check out this cute project at This Crafty Family to see how you can make your own colorful UFO crafts for kids, with colored paper plates and multicolored buttons.
If you were to spot a UFO, wouldn’t you also like it if you could see who was inside it? Well, that’s the idea behind this craft from Toot’s Mom is Tired, where a transparent paper cup ensures that you can see the cute little alien inside!
Krokotak brings us a printable UFO paper craft that can be colored to create any kind of UFO as you like. You can also include patterns in the blank spaces and make it more interesting.
If you’d like to create a puppet show or pretend play setup that features a UFO, you can make use of these UFO crafts for kids, especially this particular one made with Popsicle sticks and craft paper.
You’ve seen paper plate UFO crafts for kids, but No Time for Flash Cards brings you a UFO made with a pie plate! We love how open ended this craft is, and how kids can make use of whatever supplies they have at home to ‘dress up’ their UFO.
Just how adorable is this UFO craft from Rainy Day Mum? The craft uses pom poms of different sizes, with a jumbo one as the alien and the smaller ones as lights on the UFO. The googly eyes just add to the cuteness of the alien, and you can make it a one eyed alien if you like!
Most countries have associations dedicated to ufology, which is the collective term for all the study about UFOs and the like. While you dig deeper into that, why not try this fun, colorful craft from Happy Active Kids? It also includes a a rather pretty looking alien, complete with long eyelashes!
10. Papier Mache UFO
Most sightings of UFOs describe them to be ‘saucer-like’, which is probably why you notice that all the UFO crafts for kids here are along the same shapes! Martha Stewart also follows the same formula, with a fun papier-mache project, which is a great way to introduce the technique to kids.
Maybe science will soon give us a definitive answer about whether UFOs exist or not, but in the meantime, we can have fun with these UFO crafts for kids! Space enthusiasts will enjoy these, as well as our list of space-themed art projects or alien crafts. Use this as an opportunity to learn more about space too, and get kids more interested in the subject.