10 Strangely Cool Alien Crafts for Preschoolers

| Last Updated: January 23, 2023

Hey, there little space explorers! Are you ready to blast off into the galaxy and create some out-of-this-world crafts? We’ve compiled a list of 10 wacky alien crafts that are perfect for your little preschoolers.

These crafts are a fun and creative way to engage your little ones in learning about outer space while also helping to fine-tune their fine motor skills. So blast off with us and get ready to get crafty with some friendly (and slightly strange) alien friends!

Great Alien Crafts for Preschoolers

Creativity | Fine Motor | Following Directions

1. Toy Story Alien Slime

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Welcome to the world of Toy Story alien slime, where things are guaranteed to get gooey and fun! All you’ll need is:

  • White glue
  • Lime green food coloring (or a combo of green and yellow if you don’t have lime green)
  • Saline solution
  • Googly eyes
  • A bowl
  • A spoon or stirring stick

To create your very own batch of creepy-cool slime, inspired by those beloved aliens from the movie, simply follow these steps:

1.   Mix together your glue and food coloring in a large bowl. Depending on how bright you want your slime, you may need to add more food coloring until you reach the desired shade.

2.   Once you’re happy with the color, it’s time to start adding in the saline solution. Go slowly and mix as you add, until you reach your desired consistency. Your slime should be stretchy and pliable, but not sticky to the touch.

3.   Place three googly eyes on your slime to give it that authentic Toy Story alien look.

And that’s it! You’re all set to play with your creepy-cool alien slime. It’s also a fun activity for building fine motor skills and creativity.

For more information about this activity, be sure to check out kidsactivitiesblog.com.

Imagination | Creativity | Fine Motor

2. Woolly Bug Aliens

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Introducing Ziggy and Bob, two adorable Woolly Bug Aliens! These cute and cuddly space creatures are the perfect addition to any space-themed craft project. Follow these simple steps to make your very own Woolly Bug Aliens:

  • Two balls of different colored wool
  • Large polystyrene balls
  • One sheet of foam
  • Glue
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes 

Making these cute and cuddly creatures not only helps to develop fine motor skills but also encourages creativity and imagination. To make your own woolly bug aliens, follow these steps:

1.   Make a pompom using wool and cardboard. Cut the wool in the center on the opposite side of the cardboard to create a tied string on the top of your pompom. The remaining yarn pieces will hang down to form the body of the pompom.

2.   Cover a styrofoam ball in glue and place the pompom on top.

3.   Divide the strands of your pompom and position it over the styrofoam ball, allowing the strands of wool to drape around the ball. 

4.   Add some feet made of cards and decorate them with eyes, antennae, and mouths.

And that’s it! Your very own batch of cute aliens to play with.

For more information about this activity, be sure to check out thimbleandtwig.com.

Hand Dominance | Imagination | Creativity

3. Paper Plate Alien

This fun paper plate alien craft is perfect for kids of all ages and is a great activity for a birthday party or classroom setting. It helps to develop creativity and imagination, as well as fine motor skills as kids cut, glue, and staple their alien creations. To get started, gather the following supplies:

  • Large paper plate (one per alien craft)
  • Free EYEBALL printable
  • Green tissue paper
  • Purple cardstock paper
  • White cardstock paper
  • Craft scissors
  • School glue
  • Hand-held office stapler

To make your very own paper plate aliens, first cover a paper plate in tissue paper into 2×2 inch squares and school glue. Cut out facial features for the alien’s face using a printable or your creativity. 

Once the plate is covered in tissue paper, glue or staple on the facial features, and set your finished creation aside to let it dry completely.

For more information about this activity, be sure to check out gluedtomycraftsblog.com.

Fine Motor | Imagination | Creativity

4. Plastic Egg Alien

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Turn your leftover plastic Easter eggs into adorable alien creatures with our Recycled Plastic Egg Alien Craft! All you need is a few simple supplies and a little bit of creativity to bring these one-eyed friends to life. Plus, It’s a great opportunity to get creative and use those imagination muscles! So gather your supplies and let’s get crafting!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Plastic eggs
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pom poms
  • Googly eyes
  • Sticky tabs
  • Markers or paints
  • Scissors

To begin making your plastic egg alien, separate the egg into two halves. Then, pierce holes in the top half and insert a pipe cleaner through it. Cut off any excess pipe cleaner, then twist the antennae together and attach pom poms to the ends with tack it tabs. 

To give your alien some extra personality, you can add details like spots with chalk or neon markers. Next, attach the two halves of the egg and add a googly eye and smile. 

Finally, add any additional details you’d like and a tack it piece to the bottom of the egg so it can stand upright.

For more information about this activity, be sure to check out artsycraftsymom.com.

Recycling | Creativity | Fine Motor

5. Toilet Paper Roll Aliens

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Get creative with your recycled materials and make some out-of-this-world toilet paper roll aliens! With just a few simple supplies and a little bit of imagination, you can create a whole army of colorful and quirky creatures. This craft is perfect for kids ages 3 and up, and the possibilities are endless when it comes to designing and decorating your aliens.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Toilet paper roll tubes
  • Paint, markers, crayons, or paint sticks
  • Glue
  • A variety of crafting materials (pom poms, glitter glue, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, buttons, craft sticks, stickers, yarn, etc.)

To make these fun toilet paper roll aliens, simply paint the tubes with your choice of paint, markers, crayons, or paint sticks. Once the paint is dry, let the kids get creative and decorate their aliens however they like using the various crafting materials you have on hand. 

If you’re using glitter glue, it may take a little longer to dry, but once it’s done, your aliens will be ready to play with and decorate with

This craft is perfect for kids of all ages and is a great way to practice skills like gluing, sticking, and cutting. Happy crafting!

For more information about this activity, be sure to check out meaningfulmama.com

Fine Motor | Creativity | Imaginations

6. Alien Pipe Cleaner Craft

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Get creative with these easy pipe cleaner alien crafts! Use whatever materials you have on hand to make these fun finger puppets, and let your kids’ imaginations run wild as they bend and shape the pipe cleaners into their very own alien creations. Gather these materials:

To make these fun alien pipe cleaner crafts, you will need the following materials:

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pom poms in various sizes, and glitter pom poms for added sparkle
  • Googly eyes in various sizes
  • Glue – a hot glue gun works best, but regular glue will work too, just give it more time to dry
  • Wire cutters to avoid ruining scissors while cutting the pipe cleaners

Get your craft supplies ready and let’s make some funky aliens! First, bend a piece of purple pipe cleaner to make the arms. Slip it in between the base coils, securing it in place. Add some silver pom poms for buttons and googly eyes. 

Finish off with a pink pom pom nose and a coiled silver pipe cleaner antenna. Finally, glue the head to the body and add a glittery purple pom pom for some extra sparkle. Let their imagination run wild and create the most unique alien they can think of!

For more information about this activity, be sure to check out woojr.com.

Writing | Letter Recognition | Fine Motor

7. A is for Alien Letter Craft

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Transform your child’s love for the letter A into a fun and creative alien craft! With just a few supplies, kids can make their very own unique A is for Alien and even practice their writing skills by describing the number of eyes on their alien. Ready these supplies:

  • White, blue, and purple construction paper
  • Black circle stickers
  • Googly eyes
  • Small puff balls
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Chart paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Now cut some blue construction paper into strips, then have the kids glue the strips onto white construction paper to form the letter A. Next, add some googly eyes to the aliens by sticking black stickers onto circles of purple construction paper. 

Then, let the kids cut out crescent shapes from more purple construction paper to make mouths for their aliens. Finally, provide some puff balls and pipe cleaners for the kids to make antennae, and glue them onto the tops of the aliens’ heads. These wacky creatures are sure to be a hit with kids of all ages!

For more information about this activity, be sure to check out kidssoup.com.

Following Directions | Fine Motor | Creativity

8. Handprint Alien Craft

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Celebrate Father’s Day with an out-of-this-world handprint alien craft that kids will love creating! With a few simple supplies, you and your little ones can make your own galaxy-inspired aliens using handprints and colorful pom poms. This project is perfect for developing fine motor skills and making a unique and special gift for Dad.


  • Black 8×11 cardstock
  • Template of words
  • Purple or green cardstock
  • Pom poms to match the color of the cardstock
  • White and silver foam glitter stars or stickers
  • Googly eyes
  • Black Sharpie
  • White, dark blue, light blue, and purple paint

Simply mix up some paint to create a galaxy background, trace your child’s hand onto some construction paper, add some wiggly eyes and pom poms, and let their imagination run wild. 

Don’t forget to write a special message for dad to top it all off. This handmade craft makes a great gift for kids to make at home or in the classroom to take home to their parents. It’s a fun twist on traditional homemade cards.

For more information about this activity, be sure to check out madetobeamomma.com.

Imagination | Creativity | Fine Motor

9. Pie Plate UFO

Are you ready to blast off into outer space with your very own UFO craft? To make a fun UFO craft, you will need:

  • Aluminum pie plates
  • Glue
  • Fun add-ons like gems, pouch lids, wooden shapes, buttons, beads
  • Pipe cleaners

Gather your materials and let the kids decorate their pie plates with whatever add-ons they choose. Once they’re finished, they can poke a hole through the middle of their pie plate, thread a pipe cleaner through, and make a knot at the end to keep it in place. 

As they wait for their UFOs to dry, they can dream of all the far-off galaxies they’ll visit. When they’re finished, they can pop on the lid and take off into space! This craft is suitable for kids of all ages and helps develop fine motor skills, creativity, and imagination.

For more information about this activity, be sure to check out notimeforflashcards.com.

Following Directions | Fine Motor | Imagination

10. Alien Headband

Transform your child into an out-of-this-world alien with this fun and sparkly headband craft! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Paper
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Sparkly pipe cleaners
  • Sticky back sparkly foam
  • Googly eyes
  • Tape
  • Glitter


1.   Have your child paint the paper. This will be cut into two strips to make the headband.

2.   Trace a circle 6 times on the backing of the sparkly foam. Cut out. Glue googly eyes onto 3 of the circles.

3.   Cut the paper into two strips. Add glue and glitter.

4.   Cut the pipe cleaners into different lengths.

5.   Peel the backing off the circles with eyes and press them into the circles with the pipe cleaners, sandwiching the pipe cleaners in between.

6.   When the glitter is dry, tape the pipe cleaners with eyes onto the front of one strip.

7.   You’ll want it near the end because you’ll be taping the other strip on top to sandwich them.

8.   Size the headband to fit your child’s head and secure the two ends with tape.

With a little bit of paint, sparkly foam, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind accessory that will fuel your child’s imagination and fine motor skills.

For more information about this activity, be sure to check out notimeforflashcards.com.


We hope these strange and cool alien crafts have inspired your little ones to explore the cosmos and use their creativity! 

Don’t forget to share your out-of-this-world creations with us on social media. And always remember, the possibilities are truly endless when it comes to crafting with your little aliens at home. Happy creating!

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