The U.P.K. classes at Community Resources Pre-School in Richmond Town had fun learning about the Solar System last month! The children became “Space Aces” by training and completing tasks such as “Galactic Gallops,” “Lunar Leaps,” and “Solar Stretches.” As “Certified Space Aces,” they were ready for their trip to outer space in a rocket ship made by the children (shown in the background of the class picture). They also had fun imagining what other life may look like in outer space and created flying saucers. Here is how you can make your own flying saucer (and it really flies too)!
How to Make a Flying Saucer:
2 paper plates (non-coated)
1 small Styrofoam coffee cup; cut in half, keeping only the top half
Paint (children can choose their own colors)
Hot glue gun or craft glue
Newspaper or paper towel
1. Paint the backside of 2 paper plates, as well as the top half of a Styrofoam cup.
2. Twist newspaper or paper towel sheets and glue to the inside of one of the plates
(this will help the flying saucer from collapsing).
3. Glue the plates together (or staple all around the perimeter of the 2 plates).
4. Glue the cup to the top of the saucer.
5. Glue large craft jewels to the cup and all around the outside of the saucer, leaving space in between each one.
6. Once all is dry, have fun making these great saucers fly!