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Easy Alien Craft Ideas for Kids

Updated on April 9, 2016

Alien Crafts for Kids

Fun and easy alien crafts for kids to make.
Fun and easy alien crafts for kids to make. | Source

Fun and Easy Space Crafts for Kids

If your kids love anything to do with outer space, they will love these fun alien craft ideas. Let their imagination carry them away to galaxies unknown with an easy to make alien spaceship or hand puppet. Watch the creativity flow while they create an alien out of balloons or spooky looking alien inspired candles. The one thing that's for sure is that all of these project ideas are out of this world fun!

The best thing about these ideas is they make great group projects or fun decorations for an outer space birthday party. You can even use these ideas as cool Halloween activities to make with your kids which can later be used as spooky home d├ęcor. Read further to find a list of supplies and step-by-step directions for creating each alien themed craft idea.


How to Make an Alien Spaceship

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Our finished alien spaceship.The supplies you need to make an alien spaceship.Wrap a plastic bowl with aluminum foil.Glue 2 green pom poms together and attach googly eyes to make alien.Glue alien and container to top of bowl.Use black paint and gold glitter glue to decorate the spaceship.
Our finished alien spaceship.
Our finished alien spaceship. | Source
The supplies you need to make an alien spaceship.
The supplies you need to make an alien spaceship. | Source
Wrap a plastic bowl with aluminum foil.
Wrap a plastic bowl with aluminum foil. | Source
Glue 2 green pom poms together and attach googly eyes to make alien.
Glue 2 green pom poms together and attach googly eyes to make alien. | Source
Glue alien and container to top of bowl.
Glue alien and container to top of bowl. | Source
Use black paint and gold glitter glue to decorate the spaceship.
Use black paint and gold glitter glue to decorate the spaceship. | Source

Fun Alien Jokes for Kids

Joke
Answer
Where does an alien park his spaceship?
A parking meteor!
What did the alien say to the garden?
Take me to your weeder!
How do you get a baby alien to sleep?
You have to rock-et!
What do you call a pan floating in space?
An unidentified frying object!
What is an alien's favorite snack?
Martian-mallows!
What did the alien say to the cat?
Take me to your litter!
What did the alien say to his girlfriend?
You are out of this world!

Alien Spaceship Craft

If your child has a curiosity about UFOs, you should try making this super easy alien spaceship craft. Let your kids use their imagination and blast off to outer space with this budget-friendly art project. Below you will find a list of needed supplies and step-by-step directions for creating an alien spaceship.

Supplies:

  • Plastic bowl
  • Aluminum foil
  • Empty mandarin orange container
  • Green pom poms (2)
  • Googly eyes (3)
  • Black paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Gold glitter glue
  • Glue

Directions:

  1. Wrap a plastic bowl completely with aluminum foil.
  2. Glue 2 green pom poms together and add googly eyes to create the alien.
  3. Use glue to attach the alien to the top of the bowl.
  4. Place the empty mandarin orange container over the alien. Add glue to secure the container in place.
  5. Paint a black ring around the alien capsule and edge of bowl. Paint black windows around the center of the spaceship.
  6. Dot the top and bottom edge of the bowl with gold glitter glue to create the lights on the spaceship.


How to Make an Alien Hand Puppet

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Our finished alien hand puppet.The supplies you need to make an alien hand puppet.Add the black pipe cleaners and white pom poms to the top of the bag.Cut out and glue circles to make the eyes.Cut out and glue teeth, inside of mouth, and hands.
Our finished alien hand puppet.
Our finished alien hand puppet. | Source
The supplies you need to make an alien hand puppet.
The supplies you need to make an alien hand puppet. | Source
Add the black pipe cleaners and white pom poms to the top of the bag.
Add the black pipe cleaners and white pom poms to the top of the bag. | Source
Cut out and glue circles to make the eyes.
Cut out and glue circles to make the eyes. | Source
Cut out and glue teeth, inside of mouth, and hands.
Cut out and glue teeth, inside of mouth, and hands. | Source

Alien Hand Puppet Craft

This next alien craft idea is perfect for kids of all ages. An alien hand puppet is a great art project which allows children to use their creativity and imagination when coming up with the overall look of their alien. If you like the design of our puppet, below you will find the supplies and directions we followed to make this craft.

Supplies:

  • Gift bag or paper bag
  • White, black, and red construction paper
  • Black pipe cleaner
  • White pom poms (2)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Pencil

Directions:

  1. For our puppet, we cut the handles off of a green gift bag. You could also use a paper bag covered with green wrapping paper or construction paper.
  2. Bend and attach the black pipe cleaner to the back of the bag with tape. Glue 2 white pom poms to the ends to create the antennae.
  3. Cut out 3 white and black circles out of construction paper to create the eyes. Glue these to the front flap of the bag.
  4. Cut out a red rectangle out of construction paper and glue it under the flap of the bag to create the inside of the mouth.
  5. Create the teeth out of white construction paper. Position and glue the teeth where they are hanging outside of the mouth.
  6. Trace and cut out your child's hand prints from black construction paper. Use glue to secure the hands to both sides of the bag.


How to Make an Alien Balloon

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Our finished alien balloon craft.The supplies you need to make a balloon alien.Blow up and tie 2 balloons together.Use a permanent black marker to create the face.Bend pieces of construction paper back and forth to create arms and legs and tape to balloon.
Our finished alien balloon craft.
Our finished alien balloon craft. | Source
The supplies you need to make a balloon alien.
The supplies you need to make a balloon alien. | Source
Blow up and tie 2 balloons together.
Blow up and tie 2 balloons together. | Source
Use a permanent black marker to create the face.
Use a permanent black marker to create the face. | Source
Bend pieces of construction paper back and forth to create arms and legs and tape to balloon.
Bend pieces of construction paper back and forth to create arms and legs and tape to balloon. | Source

Alien Balloon Craft

Another fun craft idea for kids is the alien balloon craft. This easy project makes a great decoration for outer space birthday parties and a fun party favor to give out to your guests. You could even save this idea as a fun craft project to keep the kids entertained during the party. Here are the supplies and simple directions to follow for making your very own balloon alien.

Supplies:

  • Balloons (2)
  • Permanent black marker
  • Green construction paper
  • Tape

Directions:

  1. Blow up and tie the ends of two balloons together to create the alien's head and body.
  2. Use a permanent black marker to draw the alien's eyes, nose, and mouth.
  3. Cut out 4 long strips out of green construction paper. Bend the strips of paper back and forth to create the arms and legs. Use tape to secure these strips to the alien's body.


How to Make an Alien Candle

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Our finished alien candles.The supplies to make an alien candle.Lightly iron the napkin to get rid of creases.Trim the napkin to fit your candle.Use a black marker to create the alien face.Add a layer of mod podge and wrap napkin around candle.Lightly brush mod podge over napkin.
Our finished alien candles.
Our finished alien candles. | Source
The supplies to make an alien candle.
The supplies to make an alien candle. | Source
Lightly iron the napkin to get rid of creases.
Lightly iron the napkin to get rid of creases. | Source
Trim the napkin to fit your candle.
Trim the napkin to fit your candle. | Source
Use a black marker to create the alien face.
Use a black marker to create the alien face. | Source
Add a layer of mod podge and wrap napkin around candle.
Add a layer of mod podge and wrap napkin around candle. | Source
Lightly brush mod podge over napkin.
Lightly brush mod podge over napkin. | Source

Choice of Color for the Candle

  • The original plan for this craft was to use black candles, but unfortunately we could not find any at the time of this project. My son chose red candles because he said it would look like the alien's blood once it melted. You got to love the mind of a 6 year old boy!

Alien Candle Craft

Our final easy alien craft idea for kids is turning a plain candle into a spooky alien candle. This project is another one that would spice up an outer space birthday party or would even make a cute decoration and fun kid activity for Halloween. Below you will find the supplies you will need and easy to follow directions for making an alien inspired candle.

Supplies:

  • Plain colored candle
  • Green napkin
  • Iron
  • Mod podge
  • Foam brush
  • Black marker
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Spread out a green napkin and lightly iron out the creases to create a smooth surface.
  2. Trim your napkin with a pair of scissors to fit your candle.
  3. Use a foam brush to spread a light layer of mod podge over the candle and carefully wrap the napkin around it.
  4. After the mod podge dries, carefully spread another light layer over the napkin to secure it to the candle.


Alien Craft Poll

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Fun Space Activities for Kids

As you can see, all of the above alien inspired space activities are super easy to make and very budget-friendly. I always try to find crafts that use everyday household items and turn them into fun projects for the kids to make. As an added bonus, I now have some pretty cool decorations to display when it comes time for Halloween.

Along with these easy alien crafts, you can also keep the outer space fun going by making some yummy treats for the kids to eat. You should try out some fun alien snack ideas, rocketship chicken roll-ups,or maybe a batch of solar system cupcakes for dessert. With these fun recipes, your little space explorer is sure to be beaming from ear to ear!

I hope you found some fun and easy alien craft ideas to make with your kids. If you have any questions or comments about any of the above art projects, feel free to share them in the comment section below.

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      minababe 4 years ago

      These are really cute projects; the space ship is definitely my favorite of the bunch.

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks minababe! The spaceship was fun to make. It would be an easy and inexpensive craft project for a group of kids at an outer space birthday party. Appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

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      PartyPail 4 years ago from www.partypail.com

      Alissa, your hubs are always so well put together and I look forward to seeing what you come up with next! I love the spaceship and I think the kids in my family would enjoy doing any of these fun crafts.

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      India Arnold 4 years ago from Northern, California

      There is just so much to love about this craft hub! The creations are so cute, and you teach how to make them so even I can manage the task! Easy-peasy!

      Voted and shared because it is just too much fun to keep it to myself!

      HubHugs~

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Great kids crafts as always! These would be fun for any kind of alien themed party.

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      cactusbythesea 4 years ago from Seattle

      Very creative! I love how you re-used the fruit cup to make the spaceship. Great ideas!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much partypail! The boys really had fun making these crafts. Hope your kids enjoy them too! Appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much K9! Happy to hear you enjoyed the ideas :) Appreciate the vote up, share, and most of all your visit and kind words! HubHugs right back at you!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much Rose! I am hoping one of the boys will want a space/alien bday party this year since I already have all these ideas ready. We will see...I am sure they will pick something else though :) Appreciate your visit and continued support!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks cactusbythesea! We looked long and hard for a capsule that the alien could fit under and the orange cup was the perfect size. Appreciate you stopping by!

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      cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

      Super fun crafts Alissa! I know my little space nuts would love to make some of these. Thanks for the link! :)

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      bethanyclark 4 years ago from USA

      Great projects and really good ideas. I love the "alien" theme. Children will definitely love these.

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      churchpartner 4 years ago

      great artwork from kids. This is really amazing that they did.

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much Cara! I hope your kids enjoy them! We are working on some fun alien party foods tonight and maybe some cupcakes in the next day or two so I am sure I will link up to your cute space food hub again :) Appreciate you stopping by!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks bethanyclark! My boys had a lot of fun creating these crafts. Appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much churchpartner! We had a lot of fun making these crafts. Appreciate your visit and kind comments!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      So adorable! Kids are going to really like making these aliens.

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much teaches! Happy to hear that :) Appreciate you stopping by!

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      Hadz21 4 years ago

      That gave me a great idea it's amzing i love ur ideas

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much Hadz21! So happy to hear you enjoyed the craft ideas :) Appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Wow! These alien crafts are really creative and economical. Your instructions and step by step photos are clear and helpful. The end-result photos are amazing. I admired all of your four smart craft ideas but I went for alien spaceship in your poll. Way to go!

      P.S. I will visit your alien snacks hub shortly.

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful, Awesome & Interesting. Voted up, pinned & shared

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much for all your kind words ishwaryaa22! My boys and I had a lot of fun making these crafts. Appreciate all the votes, pin, and share!

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      Better Living 4 years ago

      So cute, especially the bag puppet. Thanks!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much Better Living! My boys really enjoyed making the puppets. Appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

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      idigwebsites 3 years ago from United States

      Aaaawww... so cute! A great activity for kids on Halloween. :)

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      Levy Tate 3 years ago from California, USA

      These are awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

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      Alissa Roberts 3 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thank you both so much! My kids really enjoyed these crafts. Appreciate you both stopping by!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      ha ha Very cute! These would be great for a birthday party, or any kind of themed event. Love it!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Cute, cute cute!!!! Love the balloon man. Shared and pinned.

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      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      just love it al

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      These are adorable! I can see combining these craft ideas with watching E.T. and making peanut butter Reese's pieces cookies and calling it a fun filled weekend! Voted up and more and pinning this cutie.

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      Brenda Thornlow 3 years ago from New York

      Very cute! Thank you for sharing these ideas. So creative! Voted awesome.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i will definitely make the hand puppet craft for this halloween.

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      I like the little alien in the spaceship one the best it's cute 8 weeks ago

      I like the little alien in the spaceship one the best it's cute

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