This is something I learned in first or second grade and ever since I have loved doing this! Time to share it with you.
First, fold paper and write names on them.
Cut around the letters (leave the folded part uncut).
The name still folded.
The name unfolded.
5 different names. I wrote Sandra, Johan, Camilla, Victoria & Lisen. I love the shapes even more without illustrations on them.
Write full names for even more detailed shapes.
Fun, don't you think?
Here & here are some I did a few years ago on patterned/coloured papers.