DIY Tutorial: Decorative Paper Fans

Keep cool in style with a decorative paper fan!

The tutorial was created by Valerie Davis, the Adult/Teen Services Librarian at our Newport Branch. If you have any questions about the tutorial, please email her at

Supplies Needed

  • 2 Sheets of paper
  • 2 Popsicle sticks
  • Cording
  • Glue (hot or craft)

Step 1

Accordion fold both sheets of paper. Make sure that the folds are equal on both sheets.

Step 2

Tie the two sheets together with cording.

Step 3

Place glue on one side of the accordion fold. Attach a popsicle stick to the glue to create your handle.

Step 4

Next, repeat step 3 and attach another popsicle stick on the opposite side to create the second handle.

Step 5

Glue the remaining accordion folds at the top of the fan together. This will create the fan shape.

Step 6

Once dry, your fan is complete! Keep yourself cool in style!

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