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Adorable Crayon Name Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Going back to school or going for the first time is an exciting time for kids. It may also bring a little nervousness, too, when things are new and unknown.

Get your little ones excited to go back to school and squash those first day jitters with this fun crayon name craft!

It’s a fun way to work on name recognition and have some fine motor practice, too! Follow our simple step-by-step directions to create these crayon names with your kids.

Make going back to school or going to school for the first time something fun and memorable with some back to school crafts and activities!

Crayon Name Activity

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Kids will create a big colorful crayon featuring their name! It’s the perfect way to not only make a personalized project but give kids a chance to practice spelling their name and work on letter recognition.

They will also show off their scissor skills and fine motor skills as they cut out the letter strips and different pieces to create their crayons.

Each child can customize this activity by choosing their favorite color, or it would be a great idea to do as a class. A whole rainbow of colors would display the class’ names when the finished product is proudly hung up! 

Grab the template and check out our tutorial to see just how easily this cute name activity comes together.

Supplies

color cut and paste version of crayon name craft

Directions

Start by downloading the crayon template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this crayon to life!

printed crayon name craft template

Begin by helping your child glue the crayon wrapper to the bottom part of the top of the crayon.

hands gluing piece of purple crayon together

Take one of the crayon band pieces and glue it just below the mouth.

hands assembling crayon pieces

Next, guide your child to glue the eyes below the eyebrows and above the mouth.

hands gluing eyes to crayon

Glue the top of the crayon to a background piece of paper. Depending on how long the name is, you may need to top of the crayon to hang off the top of the background piece of paper or use a larger piece of paper.

hands gluing crayon to background paper

Next, glue the letters below the crayon wrapper to spell the child’s name.

hands gluing letters of name to background

Glue the other crayon band piece below the last letter of the child’s name.

hands gluing pieces of crayon to sheet

Finish making the crayon by gluing the bottom of the crayon below the band piece.

hands gluing crayon pieces to background paper

Complete the crayon by cutting out the crayon from the background piece of paper.

Be sure to check out our many other name crafts while you’re here, your kiddos will thank you for it! They’re an easy way to work on name practice and would be the perfect addition to your school time activities!

hand holding finished crayon name craft in purple

Back To School Themed Ideas For Kids

Get ready to kick off the school year with fun and creative back-to-school themed ideas and activity ideas! Whether you’re a parent or teacher, we’ve got you covered.

No matter what kind of interests your kids have, we have something for everyone. Check out the exciting projects below and make this back-to-school season unforgettable! Let’s get creating!

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Children’s Books About School

Reading books to children is an incredibly important and beneficial activity that can greatly impact their development. Engaging children with books from an early age can instill a love for reading and storytelling that can last a lifetime.

Books also expose children to new ideas, cultures, and experiences, helping them to develop empathy and an understanding of the world around them.

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates – This silly book is about a dinosaur named Penelope who is starting school and just can’t resist eating her classmates! Kids will love the fun drawings and crazy antics of Penelope, while also learning that being mistreated is never fun.

Chairs On Strike – The chairs have had enough of all the crazy things the kids do to them so they go on strike! This story helps kids learn to take care of their property and has lots of fun and silly humor.

Daniel Goes To School – If you have a little one who’s starting preschool or kindergarten and is reluctant to be away from you, this book is perfect for them! Daniel Tiger learns “grown-ups come back” at the end of every school day. We love this cute book!

two side by side examples of finished crayon name craft

Back To School Crafts For Kids

Learning through hands-on activities makes education enjoyable and memorable, which makes creating something new the perfect fun and educational activity for children! Here are some fun DIYs for back-to-school season:

Crayon Box Craft – If you had to choose a favorite school supply, it’d most likely be crayons, right!? They’re colorful and fun tools to use to express our creativity. Kids can get crafty when they make their own crayon box filled with vibrant colors.

Back to School Gnome Craft – This whimsical gnome is complete with a quirky pencil hat and an apple! This fun back to school idea is a creative way for kids to practice their fine motor skills while creating something cute!

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Tissue Paper Apple Craft – When you think of apples, do you think of teachers or school? This cute back to school project is a fun and easy project for kids to practice their fine motor skills. As they scrunch and glue each piece in place, they hone their skills!

Pencil Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Kids can turn an ordinary paper bag into a magical character that will make learning extra fun! They’ll be able to express their creativity and put on fun puppet shows showing off their big imaginations.

Back To School Activities

Kids will have a fruitful learning experience with these free printable apple worksheets. This set has 3 engaging worksheets that revolve around the letter A and apples.

They’ll be able to improve their handwriting, recognize the letter A, and label the parts of an apple. These worksheets are a great way for kids to develop essential skills this school year!

Take your back to school pictures up a notch with these cute first day of school signs! They’re a cute way to commemorate what grade and year is beginning for you little learners. The signs are editable, so you can use them year to year.

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These preschool alphabet worksheets are our favorite way to teach letters and sounds! They’re great for little ones as they learn the alphabet and work on letter recognition. They’ll have so much fun using dot markers, crayons, and stickers to find the letters on each page!

These back to school preschool math centers offer a great opportunity for kids to practice color sorting, counting to ten, number recognition, and much more.

These free printables feature engaging, hands-on math activities specifically designed for preschool to kindergarten aged kids.

hand holding finished crayon name craft in green

Get your kids prepared for the new school year ahead with this back to school sight word activity. This activity will help them become familiar with common words they’ll come across as they learn to read. Being able to recognize sight words quickly and easily will give kids confidence in their reading skills.

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two side by side examples of finished crayon name craft

Crayon Name Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Get your little ones excited to go back to school and squash those first day jitters with this fun crayon name craft!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Crayon template

Instructions

  1. Download the crayon template, edit it to add your child's name, print it, and cut it out.
  2. Begin by gluing the crayon wrapper to the bottom part of the top of the crayon craft.
  3. Take one of the crayon band pieces and glue it just below the mouth.
  4. Next, glue the eyes below the eyebrows and above the mouth.
  5. Glue the top of the crayon to a background piece of paper. Depending on how long the name is, you may need to top of the crayon to hang off the top of the background piece of paper or use a larger piece of paper.
  6. Next, glue the letters below the crayon wrapper to spell the child's name.
  7. Glue the other crayon band piece below the last letter of the child's name.
  8. Finish making the crayon by gluing the bottom of the crayon below the band piece.
  9. Complete the craft by cutting out the crayon from the background piece of paper.

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Crayon Name Template

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gina

Wednesday 27th of September 2023

Question: There isn't a printable for the eyes? They are a different color than the crayon. I just not sure how to print them separate on white? Thank so much!

Sam

Thursday 28th of September 2023

Ooof! You're totally right - I updated the wrong file. The final version is there now ◡̈ Thanks for letting me know!

Debbie

Tuesday 12th of September 2023

Cute!

Sam

Tuesday 12th of September 2023

Thanks, Debbie!

Janette Rogers

Tuesday 12th of September 2023

Absolutely love this!!

Sam

Tuesday 12th of September 2023

Thanks 💗

Meryl

Monday 21st of August 2023

Love this so cute

Sam

Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

Thanks!

Erica Clark

Monday 21st of August 2023

So cute!

Sam

Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

Thanks so much!

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