These quick and easy fans are an ideal choice for keeping cool at your
Fourth-of-July picnic, or for fun decorations. You can make them
in just about any size.
We've designed small fans perfect for placing atop cupcakes or in straws
with your lemonade.
To make fans,
Click below to print designs then cut out. If using other paper, choose a
piece of paper with a width that is equal to the diameter of fan you desire and about 1.5 times as long as the width (example 2-inches
wide by 3 inches etc.)
folded paper closed and staple in the middle, perpendicular to
ends to form points.
of fan together on one end to form a half-circle. Run a strip
of glue to hold together and
secure with a clip while drying.
bring other two sides together to completely open fan. Before
gluing, attach a toothpick, popsicle
stick or floral wire to one
Glue two edges
together and secure with clip until glue dries.
If you want a design on both sides, glue two
sheets of paper together "right" sides facing out then accordion fold. Try stars on
one side and stripes on the other for a fun effect. If using two sheets of
paper, you will want to secure in the middle with wire instead of stapling and
you may want to leave the edges untrimmed which will create a circular fan
instead of a starburst.