For their first project of the school year, the 4th grade made abstract designs with their names. We started by folding a piece of paper in half and writing their first name, last name, or favorite sports team in large crayon letters. Then, they unfolded the paper and wrote the mirror image of each letter on the other half. This created the base of their design. From there they switched crayon colors for every layer, outlining each letter as they went. The finished product was a colorful symmetrical design.
Some finished projects: