Tuesday 24 January 2017

Oriental Fan

It seems ages since I've done a craft blog, so its time to get back into the swing of things!

As I write this Chinese New Year is near, so I thought it only right for it be part of this craft! So, here's how to make a super easy oriental fan!

Completed fan

You will need
  • Paper plate (70p for a pack of 30 @ Wilko) 
  • Scissors
  • Glue (50p @ Wilko) or sticky tape (25p @ Wilko)
  • Crayons/paint or anything you have in your supplies
Equipment and stationary listed

Start by folding the paper plate in half. 

Paper plate folded in half

Cut down the crease.

Paper plate cut in half

Using the crayons, paint or any other supplies you have let your little ones go creatively wild! 

Child decorating paper plate

Child decorating paper plate

Child decorating the plate  Child decorating the plate

In honour of Chinese New Year I tried to guide Joseph in the direct of rend and gold but he's 2 years old and it was more multicoloured colouring, with a few gold and red stickers.

Paper plate decorated by a child

We also glued round the edge and sprinkled on glitter. This isn't something I'd recommend as the glitter went bloody everywhere! 

Decorated plate with glitter all over it!

Cut two strips from the unused half of the plate. 

Two strips of card

Cross them over each other and tape or glue them to the back of the plate.

Strips of card crossed over and stuck to the back of the plate

These will act as handles on your fan. That's it you have done!

Completed fan  Toddler with his handmade fan

Completed fan

Get crafty and enjoy the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Mummy Snowy Owl

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