How to create your own paper fans

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How to create
your own paper fans

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In this project you’ll learn how to create your paper fan – perfect to help keep you cool!

How to create your own paper fans Step 1

Step 1: Create your fan shape

On the cardstock draw an outline of a fan. Use the craft sticks to help guide you on the size of your fan shape.

How to create your own paper fans Step 2

Step 2: Paint your elements

Dab your paint brush into some water and then into the watercolour paint. Paint the paper surface of your fan using even strokes, then let the paint dry. Then paint one side of the sticks, using the washable paint.

How to create your own paper fans Step 3

Step 3: Start decorating

Use your Crayola super tips pens and glitter glue to decorate the surface of your fan. You can be as creative as you like! Draw shapes or faces or add in extra colours. Once you’re finished decorating cut out the fan.

How to create your own paper fans Step 4

Step 4: Fasten your fan

Ask an adult to help you make a little circular whole in the bottom of each of your craft sticks. Then join them together using the brass fastener. When they are joined at the bottom, glue the top of the stick to the underside of your fan, placing them equal distance apart.

How to create your own dot mosaic Step 5

Step 5: Get folding

Once everything is dry fold the paper section of your fan back and forward into four section like an accordion. And then unfold and your done!

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