Step One: Hotdog fold a piece of large construction paper (fold length-wise). Paint your name on one half of the paper. I chose to write my name in pencil first to ensure my spacing was okay. When painting, try to use a generous amount of paint and move quickly.
Step 2: Fold paper on the line and press hard. (sorry for the fuzzy pic)
Step 3: Open carefully.
Step 4: If necessary, go over with additional paint and TA-DAA!!
Step 5: Have students look at their symmetrical name and complete a writing activity where they write down what they see in their art work. For example, I said that I see 2 eyes, eyebrows, and a big smile near the bottom of the piece.
This activity doesn't take long and the kiddos will enjoy it!
Bye for now,