Easy Asian-style Fan

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Introduction: Easy Asian-style Fan

My ten-year-old daughter made a very fast (10-20 minutes) and pretty Asian-style fan, and this is the documentation of her project.

Tools and supplies:
  • paper (cardstock might be better)
  • two popsicle sticks
  • white glue (we used Aleene's)
  • a piece of tape (or, better, some cloth)
  • compass for drawing circle
  • pen and/or other drawing tools
  • optional: red string
  • imagination

Step 1: Cut a Semicircle

Adjust the compass to the size of the popsicle stick.
Draw a semicircle (or a full circle if you want to make two).
Draw an appropriate design.  E.g., a dragon.
Cut it out.

Step 2:

Glue a popsicle stick from the center of the semicircle (i.e., the place where the spike of the compass was) along the side.

Step 3:

Do a fan-fold, alternating folding directions until the fan is all folded up.

Step 4:

Glue on a popsicle stick on the other side.

Step 5: Join Popsicle Sticks

Now join the inner ends of the two sticks.  My daughter joined them with tape.  I would use a piece of cloth with a good quality glue.

Step 6: Optional: Tie Up With Red String

To make a nice packaging, tie a red string around it.

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    awww very nice I made one, and I will show my grand daughter how to make them too,thank you for sharing

    this tutorial will be perfect for my project.

    Just love that dragon. Looks cool.

    I'm going to have to try this! Summer is coming.....

    Oh how neat! That's a very fancy dragon. :D