Alien Names – Happy New Year

A fun project anytime of year is “alien names”.
Materials:  8 1/2″ x 11″ paper, sharpie, colored pencils, markers.

Step #1: Fold it in half lengthwise. With the paper folded, write their name in cursive with a pencil, adjusting to fill the paper as much as possible. The bottoms of the letters should always touch the fold of the paper. Any descenders (such as the bottoms of g’s, j’s or y’s) need to be ignored for this project.

Step #2: Go over the pencil lines with a large black Sharpie. If they also trace the backside, fold, and trace again on the remaining side, they will eventually have one side with reflecting names. You can put the folded name on a window and it is easier to trace.
Step #3: The fun part is to turn your drawing into some kind of alien creature. Draw details with a thin marker and then color sections in with colored pencils or markers. 


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