Wednesday, August 28, 2013

 Kaleidoscope Name Design

  • 2 square pieces of paper the same size (copy paper usu­ally works well)
  • Pen­cil and eraser
  • Scis­sors
  • Black “F” Sharpie
  • Col­ored pen­cils or markers
Direc­tions for lower grades:
1. First, fold both of your papers in half diag­o­nally, then in half again. Unfold both of them and set one aside.
2. Cut out one of the tri­an­gles cre­ated by your fold lines on just one of the papers.
3. With the flat edge along the bot­tom and the point fac­ing up, write your name with large stick let­ters so that it fills the entire tri­an­gle.
4. Now, draw an out­line around your stick let­ters to make nice, thick let­ters that touch all three sides of your tri­an­gle. Trace over your pen­cil lines with Sharpie.
5. Next, place the tri­an­gle with your name on it under one of the cor­re­spond­ing tri­an­gles on the other paper. Trace your out­line let­ters with pen­cil onto the new paper. (It can be help­ful to use a light box or even tape your papers to a win­dow for trac­ing. You could also try using a more translu­cent paper if it’s dif­fi­cult to see your lines, although cheap copy paper works great for me.)
6. Con­tinue trac­ing your name onto each sec­tion, flip­ping your name over every other time to achieve a “mir­ror image”. (Flip­ping your name over every other time is essen­tial to achiev­ing a mir­ror image, so don’t for­get this impor­tant step!!)
7. Then, trace over all your pen­cil lines with Sharpie.
8. Color with mark­ers or col­ored pen­cils.

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