Hailing from Pizza Planet, this multi-eyed extraterrestrial is sure to grab Dad’s attention on his special day.
Time: 25 minutes
What You’ll Need
- Card stock (6 inches high by 8 inches wide, folded in half) for the card
- Sheet of card stock (a lighter shade than the card) to print the card message on
- Craft paper (green, purple, white, and black)
- Fine-tipped black marker
- Circle paper punch (5/8 inch or so in diameter)*
- Standard single paper hole punch
- Glue stick
- Glue dots
- Plain paper
How To Make It
- Print the first page of the template on plain paper, and use the pieces to cut out shapes from the specified colors of craft paper. Print the second page of the template (if you plan to use it) on colored cardstock.
- Use the pencil to draw a wide grin on the alien face piece. Tip: To make this easy, you can first place the template piece atop the green cutout and then trace over the grin line firmly enough to leave a slight impression in the paper. Go over the pencil line with black marker.
- For the eyes, use the 5/8-inch circle punch to cut three circles out of white craft paper. Alternatively, you can trace around the template piece and then cut out the tracings. For pupils, use the single hole punch to create three small black craft paper circles and glue them to the white circles (or, your child can color them on with the black marker).
- Glue the eyes onto the face, as shown.
- Fold the green paper ears in half vertically.
- Use glue dots to attach the paper ears to the sides of the face, as shown.
- For the aliens’ antenna, cut a thin strip (about 1/8 inch wide and 1-1/2 inches long) from green paper. Use the single paper hole punch to create two green paper circles and then glue them back-to-back, sandwiching the top of the antenna between them. Glue the bottom of the antenna to the back of the head. Tip: A toothpick comes in handy for applying glue to these small pieces.
- Use glue dots to stick the alien head to the bottom of the card, positioning it about 1/8 inch from the edge. Next, glue the purple collar in place, overlapping the bottom of the face slightly.
- Glue the printed message to the top of the card. Or, invite your child to write the words directly on the card in his or her own handwriting.
*If you don’t have a craft circle paper punch, use the eye piece on the template to cut three circles from white craft paper.
Cutting should be done by an adult.