You will need:
Index card - blank or lined, I used blank
Handwriting practice paper - look below
Laminating materials or Clear contact paper - I use contact paper
Pen or Pencil
Dry erase markers
First take some paper like the one pictured below, or click here like I did and print it off. They have two sizes, the kindergarten size is about an inch tall from bottom line to top line, the preschool size is much bigger. I went with the kindergarten size because my kids ("my" meaning my kids and/or my daycare kids) tend to print their names approximately that size already.
Print their name on one of the lines.
Then cut it out with another handwriting line below the child's name. Then use a glue stick to glue it down to the index card. Using a laminating machine (which I don't have) or clear contact paper (poor man's laminater, what I do have) laminate the whole thing.
Then have your child trace his/her name using a dry erase marker, and then they can print their name on their own on the lines below.
You can make a larger one with more tracing opportunities, but I like the size and convenience of the index card. Babydoll is working on uniform sized letters and printing them between the correct lines, I have a daycare kiddo that mixes up the order of the letters in his name, so when it is time to write their names on their papers/artwork I give them their name index card to look at as a reference.
In other news, Spencer got his LONG awaited tattoo last night, and he loves it! It looks really cool! I'm still getting used to the size of it, as it's bigger than I expected, but I like it.
So you'll have to excuse me now, I have to go rub A&D ointment on my husband's tattooed back.