Create this cute and simple popsicle stick alien and “pocket” rocket ship with your toddler or preschooler. Here is what you will need to recreate this at home!
For the Alien:
- Googly eyes (different sizes)
- 2 Jumbo popsicle sticks
- 2 regular popsicle sticks
- Tacky glue
- Tape (optional)
Tape and/or glue the two Jumbo sticks together, position googly eyes and glue them down. Then cut the smaller popsicle sticks in half to make the arms and legs of your alien. Position these however you like, but try to keep the legs straight so they will slide in about of of the pocket rocket easily. Set aside to dry and work on the pocket rocket ship!
To make the pocket rocket ship, you will need:
- 3 colors of 4×6 foam paper (you can also use construction paper or other craft paper)
- Tacky glue
Cut a point at the top of two sheets of foam paper so each piece makes two triangles (you will use these). Overlap the pieces facing opposite directions so both points are visible. Glue these two pieces together. Gather the triangles from the original cut and use them for the fins. Glue them down. Then cut a square out of the third piece of foam paper and place it on top of the ship so you can still see the other two colors. Glue along the right and left sides only. Reinforce with a stapler along the sides.
Leave the bottom open so you can slide your alien in and out easily!