Create your own colors with your name board can be exciting and fun! Here are suggestions to make your project fun and memorial, especially when doing an activity with loved ones.
Please consider putting handshapes or ASL at top to show language importance, especially when ASL is still not widely accepted in many schools or programs that house deaf students.
Color everything except handshapes. Otherwise, these handshapes will not be "readable"
Be sure to keep an arm length when spraying paint over parts.
Keep a ruler handy to help even the parts on the base before you glue the parts to the base.
I use Elmer's glue to stick parts to the base. Gorilla glue slides while drying and it takes 72 hours to cure. Wood glue works great, but it's too thick. If you use wood glue, it is helpful rub to make glue even before sticking the parts.
After the glue is dry (allow an hour) and the parts feel secured, grab a sanding paper (320 fine sanding paper is great) and lightly sand the letters and handshapes to remove the burn marks. DO NOT sand the painted letters.
Or you can do it on a cardboard or padded paper. You risk hurting the parts if you choose to hammer the sawtooth hangers unto the base on a hard surface.