Project Penguin #1: Christmas Tree Name Art

Hello! This is Trevor. In August, some of you participated in Project CAT (Crafting in August with Trevor), a summer craft challenge for kids. I'm back for a winter version! It's called Project Penguin. It is a crafting challenge for kids that starts today. I will give you ten challenges between November 30 and December 11. Then you have until Sunday, January 3 to make that craft or something inspired by my craft. Then post it as a picture on the blog. There will be two winners. I will choose one winner and one winner will be random. Both will get prizes.

Our first project is Christmas Tree Name Art.


Materials: paper, pencil, crayons

Step 1: Fold your paper in half lengthwise. 

Step 2: Write your name in cursive using a pencil, with each letter slightly smaller than the one before it. If you have a letter that drops down, like the Y in Cindy, make the tail go to the right. Trace the pencil line with green crayon. Press down hard.

Step 3: Fold the paper back in half and scratch to transfer the crayon to the other side. It will be light. If you can't see it, go back and add more green crayon to your name, then press again. 

Step 4: Trace your transferred name with green crayon.

Step 5: Make your name thicker. 

Step 6: Turn your paper so that the first letter of your name is at the bottom and the last letter is at the top. It should look like a tree!

Step 7: Decorate it with a star and lights. Color the trunk brown. This is my mom's. Mine is at the top.

Now it's your turn! Make Name Art like my project or inspired by my project. Then take a picture of your project and link it below. You have until Sunday, January 3 at noon Pacific. 

A note to parents from Cindy: In order to submit the photo, you need to upload it to somewhere you can link. I recommend creating a free Flikr account for your child's artwork. 


  1. This looks awesome! I loveeeeee it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Awwww, this turned out great. Love it!

  3. Oh wow! That's really neat! I love that because of our different names and hand writing styles the trees will all look different. Shoot I want to try this now, even though it's after Christmas!!


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