Can you guess what name this is?? See answer below!
- 2 — 9x12 pieces of construction paper in contrasting colors
- pencil and eraser
- colored pencil or crayon
- glue stick
- black construction paper scraps
- “Jiggle” eyes
1. First, choose which color you want for your background and set it aside.
2. Fold the other paper in half lengthwise (the “hot dog way”), then open it up and lay it flat.
3. Using a pencil, write your name on the fold in cursive. (You will want to check students’ work to confirm that they wrote their names on the fold!)
4. Next, use a crayon or colored pencil to outline all of your letters, including inside the loops of letters, such as the cursive “e”, “l”, “s”, etc.
5. Now, re-fold your paper, and with the upper half of your name on top, cut out your name on the fold along the outline you just drew with crayon. (You will be cutting right over any descenders that fall below the baseline of your name.) Be sure to cut out any inside shapes, too.
6. Then, open up your paper and glue it onto your background, with the crayon side down.
7. Finally, add arms, legs/feet, and antennae by cutting two pieces of black paper at the same time (not on the fold this time!) to get a matching set. Add “jiggle eyes” to complete the effect!