Best of waste kids craft – Alien Spaceship from waste materials

A recycled  alien space ship made from waste materials  is a great best out of waste kids craft idea. Not only is it easy to make, but the materials used are waste materials found easily at home. This is an excellent idea for kids craft competition at school.

Alien spaceship - best of waste


You will need:

An old CD
Old magazine cover
Glue – (Fevicol or any other strong kid friendly glue)
Waste paper cup/transparent plastic cup
Clay dough – 2 different colors
Glitter – 2 different colors
A pair of scissors
3 matchsticks
Black marker pen

Best of waste – An alien spaceship from old CDs

Place the CD on the old magazine cover. Cut out a circle in the shape of the CD. Paste this paper circle on the printed side of the CD(not on the glossy surface).

Alien spaceship - best of waste

How to make an alien?

Make 3 small balls from the play dough, in decreasing sizes. 2 of one color and 1 of a different color. Place the largest play dough ball at the bottom, a different colored one in the middle and the smallest one at the top. Insert a matchstick thru all the three clay balls, to keep them in place. The striking tip of the matchstick must protrude from the topmost clay ball – resembling an alien antenna. Insert the other two matchsticks on the sides of the middle clay part, resembling alien arms. Make 2 eyes and a nose with a black marker. Paste this alien in the centre of the glossy side of the CD.

Apply glue to the rim of the transparent plastic cup and paste it, inverted over the alien, on the glossy side of the CD. The dome of your spaceship is ready with an alien sitting inside! Allow it to dry.

Alien spaceship - best of waste

Now for some decoration!
Take out your glitter tubes and make large circular dots near the rim of the glossy surface of the CD, a little away from the inverted plastic cup. This adds some bright lights to the spaceship. Apply a differ colored glitter on the top of the dome i.e. the plastic cup.

This is an easy to make craft idea from waste materials, for kids craft competitions.


You can cover the matchsticks with glitter.
You can even make a landing spaceship with an inverted bottle cap pasted below the CD for the lander and a small ladder made of old rope or an old toy ladder.
If using paper cup for the dome, color it appropriately and cut out a window to show the alien inside.

There are many more kids craft ideas for best of waste competitions here – Kids Crafts

19 Replies to “Best of waste kids craft – Alien Spaceship from waste materials”

  1. Thanx for ur idea…
    but plz let me know if u have any craft that is made of waste material but related to Andhra Pradesh…
    I am waitng for ur reply…

  2. Hi,
    There are many such craft ideas focusing on best of waste. But what are you looking for? like, should it be related to Andhra Pradesh culture, people, festivals, etc? You can make use of Andhra tribal embroidery techniques on waste jute bags, old jeans etc. Check this out Art & Crafts Andhra Pradesh

  3. Please show me something to do best out of waste for the festival diwali – thanks i had tried the alien it was superb idea and kids were amazed

  4. Hi Grisalda,
    Thanks! For Diwali, you can try making paper lamps out of left over gift wrap, make paper mache bowls using old newspapers, paint them with acrylic colors and hang them upside down as lamps with holes for the electric wire to pass thru. Check these links:
    For Diwali lamps – best out of waste check this

    For paper mache bowl – check this
    Make 3-4 paper mache bowls, connect them in different patterns or simply hang all four of them(painted in festive colors) upside down as lamps.

    Have a gr8 day!

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