Summer Craft Boredom Buster: Eye Spy Wiggle Eye Aliens!

Kids can make aliens All eyes will be on you when you help the kids make these cool, wiggle eye creatures. Who knew such a simple craft and short list of materials could yield so much fun? In fact, they’re simple enough that we’ve included instructions to make three different versions. Designer Dondi Richardson of FloraCraft created these wiggly wonders.

(NOTE: Each alien calls for thick, white craft glue or a low temperature glue gun. Children should never be allowed to operate a glue gun. If you choose to use a glue gun, please be sure it’s handled by an adult.)

Wiggle Eye Aliens

Kid's craft: make a wiggle eye alien

Wiggle Eye Aliens

Here’s what you need to make the Wiggle Eye Aliens:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: one each 3”, 2-1/2” and 2” balls
  • Wiggle eyes, assorted sizes & colors
  • 8 chenille stems, black
  • 9 pompoms, black
  • Thick, white craft glue or low temp glue gun & glue sticks
  • Tools: scissors

To make the Wiggle Eye Aliens:

1. Glue assorted sizes and colors of wiggle eyes to the foam balls, completely covering them (there will be gaps between the wiggle eyes).

2. To make legs for the 3” ball: Fold in half three, 6” long chenille stems; twist folded ends together. Insert and glue into the bottom of the ball. Repeat for the 2-1/2” ball using three, 5” long chenille stems, and for the 2” ball, use six 4” long chenille stems.

3. Glue a black pompom to the bottom of each leg.

Red Eyeball Alien

Make a red eye alien

Red Eye Alien

Here’s what you need to make the Red Eyeball Alien:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: one each 4”, 2-1/2” & 1-1/2” balls
  • Wiggle eyes, assorted sizes
  • Fabric paints: red, orange, black
  • 2 chenille stems, black
  • Black felt, 9” x 12”
  • Thick, white craft glue or low temp glue gun & glue sticks
  • Tools: toothpicks; plastic knife; scissors

To make the Red Eyeball Alien:

1. Cut small slice from bottom of 4” ball so it will stand and not roll.

2. Referring to photo, glue 2-1/2” ball to 4” ball, and 1-1/2” ball to 2-1/2” ball. Insert toothpicks between balls to increase the hold.

3. Glue on wiggle eyes (model shows several wiggle eyes layered together on the 4” and 2-1/2” balls)

4. Draw on veins and outline wiggle eyes with fabric paints; let dry.

5. Cut small hands and three-toed feet from black felt. Glue hands to ends of 4” chenille stems; insert other end into 4” ball. Glue feet to bottom of 4” ball.

Eyeball Cluster Alien

Here’s what you need to make the Eyeball Cluster Alien:

Kids can make Wiggle Eye Aliens

Eyeball Cluster Alien

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: one each 2” & 1-1/2” balls; 30 – 36 total 1-1/4” and 1” balls
  • Wiggle eyes, assorted sizes
  • Fabric paints: red
  • 2 chenille stems, black
  • Small wooden dowel
  • Green marker
  • Black felt, 9” x 12” sheet
  • Black pompoms
  • Thick, white craft glue or low temp glue gun & glue sticks
  • Tools: 18 toothpicks; plastic knife; scissors

To make the Eyeball Cluster Alien:

1. Break toothpicks in half. Glue 1-1/4” and 1” balls to 2” ball till it’s completely covered, inserting toothpicks halves between the balls to increase the hold.

2. Glue wiggle eyes to the center of each ball.

3. Draw veins with red paint; let dry.

4. Color two, 4” dowel lengths with green marker. Cut 1-1/2” ball in half. Insert and glue dowel into top of each foot.

5. Cut two circles of black felt large enough to cover each foot. Cut a slit from edge to center of each circle. Cover and glue felt circle to top of each foot; trim excess felt around the bottom. Insert and glue legs into bottom of alien.

6. Wind two 6” chenille stems around a pencil. Insert and glue antenna into top of alien.

Enjoy!

Today we also announce the winner of our craft kit packed with materials to make two Perfect Pet Photo Cubes. And, the winner is Sandra Kay Curry Evans who posted a photo of her sombrero wearing pup on our Facebook page.  The pup’s name is Mean, but he doesn’t look mean to me.  Congratulations, Sandi.

We will have another giveaway next week, so stay tuned . . .

In the meantime, what are you crafting this week?  I’d love to know what you’re working on.

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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5 Responses to Summer Craft Boredom Buster: Eye Spy Wiggle Eye Aliens!

  1. Pingback: Think Crafts Blog – Craft Ideas and Projects – CreateForLess » Blog Archive » Kids Crafts: Googly Eyes

  2. lllovelies says:

    This is such a great idea! I can’t wait to show my son these creative creatures. First thing on my list tomorrow is buy a whole bunch of googly eyes. Great stuff.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! I hope you have a blast crafting with your son, and please post a photo of your projects on our Facebook page @StyroCrafts! Sharon

  3. Trisha says:

    I have been a Styrofoam Craft follower for years! I am so glad to see this blog and a comments. I have been hoping for a place to ask questions, give suggestions and simply share ideas. Thank you!

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Trisha, Thank you so much for your feedback! I hope you’ll come back often and leave us lots of comments! We’d love to hear more from you. Sharon

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