Thursday, 12 July 2012

Simple but pretty fans

My kids love making fans. We seem to have made numerous fans lately with different coloured paper. We've been adding string and beads to make them look extra special. To begin, start with a piece of paper - square or rectangle will work. If using coloured paper, it can have the same colour on each side or different, depending on your preferences.

1: Fold edge of paper over so it is about 2cm wide. Continue folding the entire sheet backwards and forwards like an accordion.

2. Once you have folded the whole sheet, bend in half. You can glue together the centre sides or just squeeze together.

3. Wrap some string around the base. Tuck the end of the string under with a pencil or scissors.

4. Or, leave an extra piece of string hanging down from the handle and thread on some beads.

5. Happy fanning! See below for one of our double-sided fans - pink on one side and green on the other.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful!! They are so fun! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!