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E.T. write home! Ever wanted to send someone a “message from aliens”? This craft tutorial, including a materials list, will show you how to make an extraterrestrially good UFO card with ease.
The idea to make a UFO card came to me while planning a UFO party. Since the number of invited guests was manageable, I made the plan to make suitable invitation cards at least for those I would personally invite, which I would hand over to them.
However, this DIY card works just as well as a Halloween card or simply as an original personal greeting to fans of science fiction, space, aliens and UFO mythology.
Depending on how good you are at crafting and drawing, the UFO card crafting takes about 30 to 45 minutes. Provided that you have all the materials together. You can find everything you need in the following material list.
As a basis you can either take a finished black, or simply fold and cut a sheet of black construction paper. (Dark blue also works, the color should represent the universe).I did the latter and opted for a horizontal unfolding format.
The central motif when making the UFO card is of course the UFO. In addition, I wanted that an alien sitting in it is visible, or its head. So that the card gets a plastic 3D effect, I have both painted on foam rubber (gray for the UFO and green for the alien) and then cut out.
To do this, I first sketched out the respective motif in pencil….…and after cutting out the lines with black fineliner, which should be visible, namely the edges of the
For the UFO and the alien head I was inspired by well-known images from movies and series. A meanwhile downright classic motif in UFO depictions is a cone of light coming centrally from the underside of the UFO.
To represent this, I drew it in suitable size with pencil on yellow construction paper……cut it out and glued it to the card. The protruding piece of the light cone, you can then easily cut flush with the card.
When crafting UFO card I always had in mind the motto “Visit from outer space”. I wanted to represent as how aliens pay a visit to Earth. And the latter was of course still missing in my picture!
I decided to cut out the earth from light blue construction paper and then paint on the continents. Since the earth on the UFO card should appear only cut, I took a water glass to help and traced the arc with pencil.Using photos of the earth from space, I then drew on the land areas with pencil… …and then colored with crayons to match.
This is what the UFO card looks like after cutting out and gluing on the globe:As a final step, I added stars to the overall image. To do this, I simply took a conventional hole punch and punched out yellow “confetti” from the same yellow paper that I used for the light beam. This I then stuck with the all-purpose glue on the card. Have fun and good luck with your UFO card crafting! May the power of DIY be with you!
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