Fun Name Art

This past year, I did this art project with a bunch of fantastic kids. It was a lot of fun. Everyone enjoyed it very much so. It was all about their names. I like to do an occasional name art project, but I especially liked this one. While it includes their name, it is more than that: there is symmetry and some serious stretching of the imagination!

Here is mine! Isn’t it simply marvelous.

Fun Name Art

Can you spot my name?

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To do this project we used regular broad line markers and 12 by 18 inch paper. 

Can you see my name? There it is!

Fun Name Art

Fun Name Art Step by Step

Fun Name Art

First, fold the paper in half and then write the name on the fold.

Fun Name Art

Open the paper and copy the name on the second half symmetrically.

Fun Name Art

Now flip the page to be upright, and turn each letter into an animal or creature. Use your imagination and have a great time.

Fun Name Art

Finally, I let the kids color in their creatures in all the marker colors other than black. I saved black for last, to do details and outlines.

Here are some of the awesome artworks the kids have made:

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If you liked this art project, you might also like this Fun Mural Painting Art Lesson.