Looking for a fun and easy way to help your preschooler learn to spell his or her name? Then, get to work crafting What's in a Name Pasta Word Art. These easy to make ideas allow your preschooler to craft a creative headband, hairclip, bookmark, place card, or bracelet from pasta noodles and paper. This craft will even reinforce and familiarize your youngsters with the letters of the alphabet as they search for the letters of their name!

What you'll need:

  • 1 box alphabet pasta
  • Tacky glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers or crayons
  • String or yarn
  • Headband
  • Metal hair clip
  • Colored cardstock
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon
How to make your place card:
  1. With adult supervision, cut a small square of cardstock, about four inches by four inches, and fold the cardstock in half. (see photos)
  2. Using the box of pasta letters, search for the letters of your name. You may choose to write out your full name, or simply your first name. You may also decide to create one for each member of your family, or for each person attending a special holiday meal. (see photos)
  3. Once you have found all of the letters of the name you are spelling, use the tacky glue to adhere them to the cardstock. Allow the glue to dry completely. (see photos)
  4. Using the crayons or markers, decorate the place card. If it is for a special holiday, you may decide to create a holiday theme! (see photos)
  5. Your place card is now ready to use! Set out at the table and everyone will know where they are supposed to sit!
Bow to make your bookmark:
  1. With adult supervision, use the scissors to cut a rectangular piece of cardstock, about seven inches by 2 inches. (see photos)
  2. Using the box of pasta, search for the letters of the name you are spelling. (see photos)
  3. Glue the letters of your name to the bookmark, about 1 inch from the top of the cardstock. Let the glue dry. (see photos)
  4. Once the glue has dried, decorate the bookmark with crayons or markers. (see photos)
  5. If desired, punch a hole in the top center of the bookmark and thread yarn, string, or ribbon through the hole. (see photos)
  6. Pick out your favorite book and start reading or give the pretty bookmark to someone special as a gift!
How to make your bracelet:
  1. With adult supervision, use the scissors to cut out a piece of cardstock, approximately � inch by three inches. (see photos)
  2. Using a hole punch, punch a hole in either end of the piece of cardstock. (see photos)
  3. Using the box of pasta letters, search for the letters of the name you are choosing to spell. Once you have found all of the letters, glue them to the center of the piece of cardstock. Allow the glue to cry. (see photos)
  4. Once the glue has dried, decorate the cardstock with crayons or markers. (see photo)
  5. Using string or ribbon, thread a small piece through each of the holes and tie. (see photos)
  6. Your bracelet is now complete! To wear, simply tie the two strings together and show it off!
Hw to make your headband or hairclip:
  1. With adult supervision, use the scissors to cut off a small piece of ribbon, long enough to cover the top and inside of the metal hair clip. (If you are making a headband, skip the first two steps.) (see photos)
  2. Use tacky glue to glue the ribbon to the metal hair clip. Allow the glue to cry completely. (see photos)
  3. With the box of pasta letters, search for the letters of the desired name and glue them to the center of the metal hair clip or headband. Allow the glue to dry completely. (see photos)
  4. If desired, decorate the hair clip or headband with ribbons, buttons, sequins, or beads. Allow the glue to dry completely. (see photos)
  5. Once the glue is completely dry, your headband or hairclip is ready to wear!
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