Fancy Wire Names

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Fancy Wire Names
Total Time 2 to 3 hours Ages school-age

Kids will love to put their names on the line, sculpting them from flexible wire to hang on their door or wall.

For other cool crafts that celebrate kids' names, check out Identi-tee, Personalized Photo Holder, 3-D Key Chain, and Letter-Perfect Corkboard.

What you'll need

  • Heavy-gauge, lead-free solder wire (available at home-improvement and hardware stores; we used Oatey Safe Flo Silver Lead-Free Plumbing Solder)
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Scissors or wire cutters
  • Coated colored craft wire (we used 22- and 24-gauge Fun Wire)
  • Beads

How to make it

  1. Unroll and straighten a section of the solder wire, but don't cut it from the spool until the name is complete.

  2. Using pliers to hold and bend the wire as needed, begin shaping it into letters, starting with the first letter of the name.

  3. Once the name is complete, cut the wire from the spool and use the pliers to curl both ends, being careful of the rough edges.

  4. Step 4 - Wire Names

    Use craft wire to add colorful embellishments and to attach beads.

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