Toddler aliens are cute: how we DIYed our daughter's alien-themed photo session #Families#crafts#creativity#diy#toddlers March 14 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride All photos by Bri Johnson. Warning: if aliens freak you out, you might wanna close out your browser… now. If they don't, get excited: we ran Nicole's alien abuduction-themed maternity photos in September 2011 and this year Nicole's back with another alien-themed session. This time around, her now-18-month-old daughter, Taylor, is all decked out in homemade alien regalia. Here's the scoop: What she used One black 4×8 MDF board One saucer chair One orange twin sheet Glitter foam sheets ribbon Boxes Aluminum foil Craft items for props: pipe cleaners, pom pom balls, googly eyes, construction paper Alien shirt by Socktopus Creations, green tutu by Beana Baby. The details Except where noted, everything was handmade by Nicole, Taylor's mom. To begin, she drew white planets and stars on a flat black 4×8 MDF board for the background. She found the saucer chair at a store and put an orange twin sheet around it, and then cut an alien mask from glittery foam paper and put a ribbon around it to hold the mask on Taylor's face. Tie-dye Earth shirt by Twirly Toes. Next they tackled the aliens (made with boxes and aluminum foil) and stars on the wall. The goal was to make them look like Taylor could have made them — think lots of googly eyes, construction paper, and pipe cleaners! Tutu by Tiara's Boutique. Says Nicole, "We continued to keep the alien theme because she was our little alien when she was in my belly for obvious reasons, and she is still our little alien. 18 months, not knowing our language fully, not knowing how to navigate this new world properly. Everything is so new and exciting just like if an alien came here for the first time. I was also inspired by this post from The Peaceful Parenting Whisperer: Your child as an alien." Join our community! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS Try a Vulnerability Day by watching these videos together NEXT Taking our chicken to the vet Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] I dont even really like aliens, but this one is adorable…. and oh my, does she look like Boo from Monsters Inc or what?!! 5 agree Reply The one of her in the tye-dye shirt…yes! 3 agree Reply Too damn cute! I have a fear of aliens that goes back to my childhood, but this is too adorable to be scared of. 2 agree Reply Thank you for the nice comments. I have heard she looks like boo often. Maybe Ill start making the halloween costume now! LOL 1 agrees Reply Very creative! You did a fantastic job. Also your little alien is so adorable. 🙂 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.