Meet your new companion from a galaxy far, far away…and all it takes is two cups!
We read Your Alien, written by Tammi Sauer, and illustrated by Goro Fujita (Sterling, 2015). When an alien crash lands on earth, a boy adopts him. They have a total blast until bedtime, when the alien starts to cry for his parents. So the boy brings out ALL the holidays lights and decks out the house. It works! The relieved parents spot the signal in space, and the family is soon reunited.
- 1 paper cup
- 1 plastic cocktail cup
- Construction paper
- Scissors and tape for construction
- Markers for decorating
First, wrap a paper cup with construction paper, then flip the cup upside down. Use markers to draw a face (or use an eye sticker, like we did). Drop a plastic cocktail cup helmet in place, and add an (optional) snippet of sparkle stem.
You and your new friend are ready to hang out!