I do these name bugs every year because the kids LOVE them so much! It's also a fun review/lesson for symmetry and reflection. I'm pretty sure I've posted about these before but don't think I've given instructions...if so, sorry...lol....end of year teacher brain:/ Lots of pics ahead....a mini tutorial and some final products:)
Start with a plain piece of white paper.
Fold it in half...we say hotdog:)
Write or print your first name. I have to remind my kiddos to do it pretty big. If it's too small the bug won't look cool and their name will be lost in the pic.
Go over the pencil with black marker.
Fold it back in half...you will be able to see the black marker thru the paper....
Trace over that with the black marker again.
When you open it, you can see it thru the paper and you will need to trace it one more time.
Now you have the name on both sides. I tell my kids to take their time so it's as close as possible to the other side...rushing messes it up and you lose the symmetry.
Now the fun begins! Use a pencil and make your bug!!
I only let them use black on their names so the name "pops" out of the picture when it's done:)
Hope this is something you can use and your kiddos will enjoy!!
Have a blessed Sunday!