Have some time to fill and some art supplies? Here is a great, short, imagination using activity.

The basic idea is to turn your name into an alien/monster using your imagination.

All you need is:


2.black marker/sharpie

3.crayons/other coloring media


Step 1: Prepare Your Name for the Fun

Now we need to prepare your name to be able to imagine it into a creature.

1. Fold your paper in half long ways (hot dog fold as the kids say)

2. Open the paper back up

3. Write your name in cursive using the crease as a line

4. Fold the bottom half of the paper up to cover the name. You should be able to see the name through the paper

5. Trace the name onto the paper following the lines you see through the paper

6. Open the paper. Now you should be able to see the second name through the paper. It will be a "reflection" of the first name you wrote.

7. Trace over the name

8. Now you should have your name and its mirror image right next to each other.

Step 2: Have Fun With It!

Now the fun part!

1.Rotate your paper and look from all sides to decide which way is best to design your alien.

2. Color it, add to it, bring out what you see. Be creative!

**drawings by Kaiden age 4, Zander age 7, and Mom age unmentioned**

<p>omg I love it I'm totality gonna make this</p>
Ha! We did this project in art class at the very beginning of the year! Good job!
<p>I think I originally learned this one in school as well. Thanks!</p>
<p>Ha! Very clever and fun. I'll have to do this with my kids. Thanks!</p>
<p>Thanks! Hope you all enjoy it.</p>

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