Designing a graffiti name tag was one of my daughter’s recent assignments for her art class. It involved delving into the history of graffiti, exploring different styles, and learning about the terminology. Her design, above, involved chunky letters and a brightly coloured candy theme as fill. Loved it!
- heavy weight paper
- pencil and eraser
- pencil crayons
1. A good starting point is to have kids look at different styles of graffiti writing. There are some great books to be found at bookstores and libraries, and endless websites online. Here are just a few:
2. Once kids have had a look at these styles, they can sketch out ideas, and design their own letters. Have them also think about themes they might want to use for filling the letters, like candy, insects, or elements from a favourite show or book. Another option is this cool website, which transforms your name for you:
3. Use pencil to draw out the letters of your name, onto heavy weight paper. Fill in the letters using markers and/or pencil crayons. Don’t forget to make an interesting background, but keep the colours subtle, so your name can really pop. Leave the outlining for last.