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Paper plate flying saucer

Get crafty with paper plates to create a flying UFO and mobile.

Get creative in the school holidays with some items you may have at home. Spacecraft can be great fun during the holidays! Here’s a flying UFO you can make with some items around the home, and see where your imagination takes you.

You will need:

2 paper plates

1 styrofoam coffee cup

Paint – your choice of colour



Craft jewels – these will look like lights on your UFO

Other craft supplies you have at home, to decorate with.

Hot glue gun or craft glue.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Paint the back of both paper plates, and the outside of the Styrofoam cup. Wait for them to dry.
  2. Twist or scrunch newspaper and glue it to the inside one of the paper plates.
  3. Glue the rim of the paper plates together.
  4. Cut the Styrofoam cup in half. You will only need the bottom half.
  5. Decorate the cup with jewels or other craft supplies you have at home (eg. Colourful stickers)
  6. Glue the cut side of the cup to the top of one side of the paper plates. Now your flying saucer is taking shape.
  7. Decorate the outside of the paper plates with the jewels or other craft supplies you have at home.
  8. Once your decorations have dried, have fun flying your UFO like a Frisbee!
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