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DIY PAPER FANS

July 15, 2018

 

My kindergartner was the inspiration behind today’s post.  Last week during our craft time together she made an accordion fan out of printer paper.  This mama was super impressed, but printer paper is flimsy and plain, so I took it up a notch to make her a pretty fan that will last at least throughout the rest of the summer. 

 

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DIRECTIONS:

 

 

1.  Trim card stock to two strips at 3 1/2" wide, then shorten one to 11" and the other to 10".

2.  Use the edger punch to create a lovely lace pattern on one side.  Score the sheets every one inch.

 

 

3.  Make accordions out of them, then glue them together to make one long one.

4.  Turn it over and glue half the popsicle stick inside one end, and the other half into the other end.

 

 

5.  Make a heart shape in the same card stock.  Flatten one end of the straw and glue it to the back of the heart.

6.  Add generous amounts of glue to the back of the straw and adhere to the front of the fan.  Press and hold with your finger for 30 seconds or so for the glue to harden and dry.

 

 

 

 

Total time: about 10 minutes per fan.

 

SHOP CARD STOCK PAPER:

 

 

 

SHOP EDGER PUNCHES: