Create A Name Alien


As my girls continue to get older, they are becoming more interested in art and craft projects and working with their hands.  As an artist myself, I want to include art education in their formal schooling.  I have decided to create a new art project every week for my girls to work on.  Every Tuesday, I will share these project here on my blog for families who have young aspiring artist.

This “Name Alien” has been a big hit with my girls.  Everyday, since I introduced them to the project, they have wanted to create a new creature.  My five-year-old has also enjoyed making up stories about her little aliens.

The “Name Alien” is a great project for children from 5 up to 10 years of age.  Even though my three-year-old could not use scissors, she still enjoyed coloring her alien.

Materials Needed:

  • (1) Sheet of Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Markers, Crayons, or Pens for Decorating.

(1) Start with a blank sheet of paper and fold it in half.

(2) Make sure the fold is at the bottom and write a name.  You can use all uppercase letters or all lowercase letters, or mix and match.  Whichever way you decide will change the look of your alien.

(3) Draw a line around your name.  Stay about a 1/2 inch away from the letters.  This line will be what your child follows with the scissors.

(3) Next, you can cut along the line.

(4) Unfold your paper and you now have the outline of your alien.

(5) Now you can add decoration to your alien.  Draw eyes, hands, legs, mouths, clothes, and whatever else you want.  Just be creative.

You can also add a creative writing assignment to this project.  Have your child write a story about their alien.  Where is it from?  What’s its name?  What does it like to do?

Here are a few samples from my girls.

I hope you and your family enjoy this project as much as my family has.


Thank you for reading!   Please check out my recent Children’s picture Book “The Fifth Day Sea Creatures.”  The 32 page book is the first in a series I am working on to explore the seven days of creation.  this book highlights the majestic sea creatures God created on the fifth day of creation.  The book is designed for young children, but the pictures can be enjoyed by everyone.

2 thoughts on “Create A Name Alien

    1. cewade84 Post author

      The girls really seem to love this project. Our walls are covered with aliens at the moment…

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