These fun alien monster creatures are created using each child’s name as the design! Just fold, cut, and color – a great lesson in symmetry!
Symmetry was a hot topic during one of our homeschool lessons this past week, so I introduced the boys to this fun art project that turned their names into symmetrical designs – perfect for turning into aliens, monsters, or otherworldly creatures! I remember doing this project (and LOVING it!) when I was in elementary school, and my kids had just as much fun with it as I did!
What You’ll Need:
- White Cardstock
- Markers, Crayons, or Colored Pencils
Fold the cardstock in half lengthwise, and have the child write his name along the folded edge. Use the scissors to carefully cut around the name along the non-folded edge. Unfold to reveal the symmetrical shape of the child’s alien monster creature – this part is SO much fun!
Use crayons, markers or colored pencils to design and embellish the creatures.
Make ’em silly, scary, sweet or hilarious – the only limit is your imagination! My boys and their friends each made a few different creatures, each one more creative than the last. They had a TON of fun with this project, and I’m sure we’ll be revisiting this one again in the future!
Erin Nicole Luedemann says
Love the monster name and dart activities. We can’t wait to try them today! Thank you for adding a little bit of happiness to my life right now, with a 1 year old, 2 year old and 8 year old. They love your activities and ideas. It brings a smile to all and helps us take our minds off of a very stressful situation in the world right now!