Video Tutorial: How to Make Name Tags

Last year I decided to make locker name tags that my students could color.  While I decorate my classroom the way I want to (keeping in mind what I think my kids will like, of course), I do want them to have ownership in my classroom.  I want them to see their work and little personalities all over my room.  So instead of making or purchasing super cute locker tags, I decided to let my kids color their name tags.  Now, I did want their names to be LARGE and BOLD, so I made the templates.  Could I have had them write their names and everything?  Absolutely!  But, I did want them to be somewhat cohesive.  Translated as:  I am a control freak and having different colors on the name tags was me taking a HUGE step, ha!

This may be something that you want to try out in your classroom... if you don't have lockers maybe you have cubbies, book bags, folders, etc.  And, if not... there are a few tips and tricks on this video that might make your life with Power Point a little easier!  Either way, I hope you learn something new :)))

28 comments:

jmsladky said...

Amy, thank you! Sending hugs!! Julie @salvagedsooul

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Stacey said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial, great tips! You just saved me tons of time. Love your blog and ideas. Stacey

Mrs. Agent said...

This is brilliant. I am so doing this with my Kinders on the first day! We have backpack hooks instead of cubbies that I like to have labeled.

Jackie Santiago said...

Awesome! I'm definitely going to try this idea soon! Thank you!

jessicamarie said...

Hi Amy, where did you download the cursive from?

Flor Flores said...

I absolutely love this! I went in and created my slides ahead of time (with my own name). I only have to change the slides when I receive my student roster. Thank you! :)

Reeding Teacher said...

Thank you so much!! You are my inspiration. I am so happy I moved back to Texas and have the ability to use all of your products. Thanks for the tips.

Mrs.Hansen said...

Amy, thank you so very much. Wonderful tutorial!!!

Chris Bremer said...

Thanks for the great tip!

3rd Grade is My Life. said...

Thank you so much for the great video! I would also like to know where the cursive font is from.
Thanks!

Stephanie said...

Thank you so much for doing this tutorial. I always use Powerpoint, but I didn't know about the square warping. I've always wanted to make these name tags for my kiddos & now I know how. Thanks so much again for showing us.
Stephanie
Polka Dot Palace

Catherine said...

Holy buckets! Your tutorial was AWESOME! I am so grateful that you posted this so now I have some more fun activities for my kids to do on the first day. I'm going to use these on the word wall! Woo Hoo! Thanks SO MUCH!

Thrills in Third Grade said...

Oh my goodness! I love this! Thank you so so much for this tutorial! I'm pretty competent on PP, but this blew me away! Yay!

Jamie

Suzanne Grisham said...

Very helpful! Thanks so much!

littlefolkgal said...

Great tutorial. Keep them coming. Love your work and products.

Amanda Burgess said...

Hi Amy,

I love this tutorial and am trying to create my own in PowerPoint. Do you know where I would find the warp option for Windows? I don't have a Mac, and am struggling to find it. OR does anyone else know?

Thanks,
Amanda :)

Teresa Hancock said...

I am loving this for my first graders this year! Trying to get ahead start now, while baby is sleeping :) Multi-tasking momma at its finest! I can not find a cursive download to save my life...where did you download yours from?
Thank you!

Jennifer White @ First Grade Blue SKies said...

You're so smart! Thank you for the tips!!
Jennifer
<a href="http://firstgradeblueskies.blogspot.com”>First Grade Blue Skies</a>

Lauren Alexander said...

I tried to do this because I loved your idea, and the tutorial was amazing!! But, I couldn't get the names to fit on one line like they were supposed to. I have windows, so I didn't know if there was something different I needed to do to make it work! Any suggestions?

Amanda said...

OMG, I am loving your video tutorials! I made some previews with Picasa yesterday thanks to you, and just now made nametags for my family (ha - no class list yet!) with your instructions. Thank you!

I have a PC and I found the warp option in the same place: with the "Drawing Tools: Format" tab open (make sure you're in the text box to get that tab at the top), it's Text Effects > Transform > Warp. And wow - what a lot of warp options there are! Fun!

Thank you, Amy!
:) Amanda

SDNana said...

Thank you so much! I love that bloggers are beginning to do video tutorials! I make things in ppt but you have shown me some things that are new!

Tanya Rae said...

Thank you SO much for taking the time to post this video. I consider myself pretty savvy with PowerPoint, but did NOT know about the warp effect! I absolutely love that tip and will find so many uses for it now, I'm sure! :) Like others have mentioned above, where did you find that adorable cursive font? I've searched and searched and can come up with nothing. I have other cursive fonts I've used in the past, but I love this one. Please share when you have time. ;) Thanks!

Melissa Coate said...

I love this tutorial! Thank you! I have been searching for a cursive font. Where did you find that one? :)

Julianne O'Hara said...

You amaze me! I am so thankful you share like you do because I am always pleased with your work! I have my nametags made but just not happy with my font that supposed to be cursive. I too am interested in the font you used.

Mandi Moore said...

AMY! Love this, obvi you're amazing but Word Art WARP?! Where have I been? Thanks for the tip!

buzzer said...

Thanks so much! That brief tutorial was so helpful! :)

paranoidqueen said...

Thank you for your tutorial! It was simple and easy to understand. Now I have saved a copy as a template for future classes! :D