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Students make a new name for themselves while having fun with cursive. Design and introduce a clever character created from a name or initials.
Fold a sheet of construction paper in half. On one side of the fold, students write their name or initials in large cursive letters with Crayola® Colored Pencils.
Cover the work area with recycled newspaper. Students use Crayola Washable Paint to quickly paint over the handwriting. While the paint is still wet, carefully refold and press the paper to make a mirror image. Open the paper. Dry.
Students should try to imagine an animal taking shape within their print, on either one or both sides of the paper. The animal might be real or imaginary. Draw the creature and its features with Crayola Washable Markers. For a soft effect, such as fur or feathers, use a damp paint brush to blend the colors. Dry.
Students introduce themselves to classmates or school visitors by telling about their name and the Cursive Creature they drew with it.
Create an original pop-art repetitive portrait based on a study the life and work of Andy Warhol.
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