I remember in elementary school making these. I don't remember what grade I was in. Probably a little older than my oldest is now. But I decided to try it with my kids and they loved it! So easy and they're all different.
1- Write your child's name in cursive (it works in print too) on a paper folded in half lengthwise.
2- Cut the outline of the name but be sure not to cut the folded part and open it up. They will look something like this.
3- Let the child choose which way is up and let them color away.
The one on the left is made by a 7 year old, the right by a 5 year old. You could also let them use glue, glitter, pom-poms, yarn or just about anything else you can imagine.