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!  

Kids Art - Symmetric Name Creatures

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!

making alien creatures from student names collage photo

What You’ll Need: 

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!

Name Alien Creatures Kids Art ProjectUse crayons, markers or colored pencils to design and embellish the creatures.

Art for Kids - Making Alien Creatures from Student Names

Art for Kids - Making Alien Creature Monsters from Student NamesMake ’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!

xoxo Heidi, signature block from Heidi at Happiness Is Homemade

Kids Art - Make Alien Creature Monsters from Your Name

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  1. 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!