A folding fan is a fun and easy project to make. You can use a variety of materials to make one. It can be a great gift to give someone. In fact, you can even use it as a decoration!
To make a folding fan, you will need paper and wood sticks. Wood sticks can be made from basswood or balsa wood. Basswood sticks are thin and similar to balsa wood. They are commonly found in craft stores. The sticks are available in a range of different sizes. If you don’t want to use sticks, you can also use chipboard or fabric to cover the fan.
When you first start making your folding fan, you may be overwhelmed. But after a few tries, you will find it easier. Origami paper is easy to fold and you can even add glitter to your fan for an extra pop of color. And if you’re using basswood, the sticks are easily cut to the size you need.
First, you will need to cut a circle out of the cardboard. This circle should have a round tip. Make sure it is at least four inches wide and half of the paper’s length. If you don’t have a compass, you can also draw a circle on the cardboard with a pencil.
Next, you will need to place the thin wooden craft stick along the edge of the paper. Use binder clips to hold it in place for at least ten minutes. Once you have the stick firmly in position, you can use strong adhesive to secure it in place.
After the glue has dried, you can start adding embellishments to your fan. Try adding a shoelace bow, beads, feathers or charms. Glitter glue can be used to add swirls and dots to the fan. Remember to let the glue dry completely before folding the fan.
To keep the decorative paper in place, you can use a clothes pin or a heavy object. Just be sure to have a sturdy crease on your cardstock. Also, be sure that you have a plain white lining that will help your paper to stick to the wood sticks.
For the handle, you can either make a paper fan or you can use a string. You can even add beads to the ends of the string. However, you should use a double-sided tape to keep the string in place.
You can also make your own fan. If you want a bigger fan, you can get a piece of paper that is 20 cm by 20 cm. That will result in a much larger fan. Alternatively, you can choose a rectangular paper and get twice as long a fan.
When you are done, you can close the fan. You can also use a mini hair band to keep the fan closed. Another option is to tie a knot in the fan’s end. Or you can add a few elastic hair ties as the closure.