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Name Tangles






“Name Tangles” are a fun way to create a cool design using your name or another word of your choice. Try adapting this idea for a unique greeting card design! Materials: 9×12 white construction paper Pencil and eraser Black markers, fine and broad point Directions:1. Use large stick letters to write your name, beginning with […]






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Cursive Cut-outs






I posted this lesson awhile back as “Name Aliens”, but I’ve since figured out a better way to teach this, so I improved the directions. As soon as kids can write their names in cursive, they’re ready to create these whimsical creatures! To make “bugs”, just add six legs instead of two! (Adapted from the […]






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Stained Glass Name Designs






This is a simple project, and a great introduction to the concept of positive and negative space for younger kids. Any project using their names is typically a guaranteed hit!! Materials: White paper, any size Pencil and eraser Black chisel tip markers Water-based markers in a variety of colors Vocabulary:Positive Space – the object or […]






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Kaleidoscope Lettering Design






Upper grade “Allison” , colored in warm colors with colored pencilsLower grade “Allison”, colored in cool colors with markers (the same lettering, but traced only four times instead of eight!) Kids love to create interesting¬†designs with their names… a fun project to start off a new school year and a great way to create motivation […]






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Name Aliens






“Name Alien” by Robert Here’s a fun symmetry project that I adapted from another really old book, “Paper Designs” by Jerome C. Brown. It’s out of print, but can still be found through used book sellers. When students are comfortable with writing their names in cursive, they are ready for this project…. I do this […]






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