Welcome to our little green craft room! I know a lot of u ( at least those of u that are in VA, or Wvirginia, and some of the New England states) have power outages from this bad storm that went through here! And I know at the same time, we're having a BIG heat wave, so, those of u with out air conditioning or fans, are really hot right now! Our power was only out for one night, so I'm not too miserable : )
Any way, i wanted to give u guys a Summer craft to do, if u have ur power out, just to give u something to do, or something to cool u off (U'll c why : )
And those of u whose power is not out, just to give u a craft to do with ur little brothers and sisters, or just for fun! Here it is : )
Ur gonna want a clean table with plenty of craft supplies! I have a jar with paint brushes (As you can see) and a lot of other stuff for crafts. Like our red basket/bucket (In the pic) of paper, glue, tape, pencils, erasers...etc,.
ChInEsE pApEr FaNs
Have a clean piece of construction or printer paper (Construction paper is best!)
Add some art to it! It can be Chinese-looking art, or anything u want. But, it's better is ur art fills the whole page, so when ur done with the fan, u can still see the art!!
Go to one of the edges and fold it over, like this pic shows. (BTW, i hope u like my pink nails : )
Now, flip the paper over to the side with out the art, and fold again, evenly with the last fold. I call it a fan fold (And, i think that's what it IS called ; )
U just keep flipping the paper and folding, until it looks like the picture above!
You now hold all the folded paper together, and fold up the bottom of it, so u have a sort of handle. It is easier if u tape the handle, so it stays. It should look something like the picture above!
When u use the fan, be sure to hold the handle tight! This should give u something to cool u off with, and u can make a lot of the these little fans and make them really colorful and creative!
Have fun : )
P.S. I'll be doing some other craft posts soon, this Summer!
NOELLE : )