Magnetic Nameplates

  • Motor Practice
  • Spelling
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 1-3

Create this "get to know you" craft this Back to School season and make individualized magnetic name plates for desks or lockers!


  • Magnetic Sheets
  • Watercolor Paint Palette
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Pens
  • Cardstock Paper
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Step 1. Gather your supplies.




Step 2.


Choose a style of font to feature your name on heavy weight paper, like a card stock. You can print a font in a word document, write and decorate graffiti letters with pens or write out your name and then paint with Watercolor Paints!


Step 3.


Attach your name design to an Adhesive Magnetic Sheet and then cut around the shape of your name.

Your piece is ready to display on your desk or locker!


Personalize any attendance board or locker with colorful nameplates!

  • Off Script: Give students free rein to write their name however they’d like! Inspire them to express their artistic style and share their personality on paper. What embellishments will they choose to enhance it?
  • Stay Connected: Along with fine motor skills, this craft will help students practice social skills! Separate the class into small groups during craft time — then get the conversation going with questions like “What’s your favorite game to play?” or “If you could invent anything, what would it be?”    

Attaching magnets to the nameplates makes this craft versatile — use it as an icebreaker! Place all the nameplates on the board, then have each student come up, choose one, and hand it to the person it belongs to — it’s the best way to learn everyone’s names the first week of school!