“Do you ever wonder if, well, if there are people living on the third planet?” asked the wife.”The third planet is incapable of supporting life,” stated the husband patiently. “Our scientists have said there’s far too much oxygen in their atmosphere.”
― Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles
After a recent illness, I’ve not been feeling myself, like my life has been hijacked by aliens. As a result, I’ve become a bit obsessed with science fiction, both in book and movie form. So I decided to make my own alien spaceship.
One 12″ Smoothfoam disc
One 1.5″ Smoothfoam ball
4 Sticky Sticks self-adhesive craft sticks
Cabochons (flat-backed gems)
Narrow silver duct tape
Citron green acrylic paint
DecoArt Metallic Lustre
Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
1 plastic dome coffee lid (from your last frappuccino)
Scissors, toothpick, sponge brush
1. Push a toothpick into the bottom of the ball to use as a handle while painting it green. After it’s dry, glue google eyes all over the ball.
2. Paint the disc and craft sticks with Metallic Lustre; allow to dry, then buff them shiny with a paper towel. Press the google eyeball into the center of the disk with the toothpick.
3. Wrap the bottom edge of the plastic dome lid with the silver tape, leaving about 1/2″ of tape exposed at the bottom. Snip into the tape to make little tabs and then adhere the lid over the ball on to the disk.
4. Glue the gems around the side of the disc. Adhere the craft sticks onto the disc as shown so it’s balanced.