Step 1: Parts
3 medium size binder clips
1 large binder clip
1 sharpie pen
2 ink pens with colored end caps (or pencils). They need not be working.
3 CD's (one preferably silver and unscratched).
Hot melt glue gun or other adhesive (in a pinch, tape will also work).
Step 2: Assemble Saucer Section
Step 3: Modify a Binder Clip
Step 4: Assemble the Hull
Arrange clips in the fashion shown in the picture. Remove handles from the non modified binder clips after you install them.
Step 5: Engine Assembly
The red caps will face forward.
Pencils and other writing instruments will work as well.
Step 6: Attach Engines to Hull
Step 7: Add Saucer Section to Hull
Step 8: Results
Step 9: Bonus Section: the Starship Reliant
Step 10: Conclusion
The total cost was less than $5.
For a future project, it may also be possible to make a Romulan Bird of Prey using similar construction methods: