This pocket folding fan is so easy to make and folds up perfectly to store in a pocket on a hot day. It is such a unique and fun craft idea for kids! They can decorate the front with simple artwork then secure with popsicle sticks & a rubber band! This post contains affiliate links.
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DIY Pocket Folding Fan Tutorial
Supplies for pocket folding fan:
(3) 5×8″ rectangle pieces of plain white copy paper
2 popsicle sticks (craft sticks)
1 tiny hairband
tool for scoring
straight edge (ruler) for scoring
Instructions for making a pocket folding fan:
- Score each paper on the 1/2″ mark. You can fold it without scoring, but scoring will help children get even folds all the way across.
- Accordion fold each piece of paper. Then fold each piece of paper in half.
- Using a glue stick or hot glue gun, adhere each fan piece together until you have one seam left.
- Glue a popsicle stick to each side.
What a fun way to display all of those cute drawings that kids make! These pocket folding fans would be a fun summer camp craft, birthday party activity or activity for a classroom party!
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