So- I am super into paper fans right now...
I used to have tissue puffy balls hanging in my classroom.
They looked like this...
Please excuse the bare bones, boring classroom. Anyway~ I hang the puff balls over each table group & that's how I organize groups & centers & well, everything...
Sooooo, I got a little tired of the puff balls after 3 years & now I am switching to fans.
Well, I thought I would do a little tutorial so that you can make them for your very own, that is, if you like them! :)
STEP 1: Accordian Fold a 12 x 18 piece of construction paper (about 1" folds).
*You will need 3 of these.
STEP 2: Fold all 3 of them in half.
STEP 3: Get that hot glue gun fired up & start gluing the ends of all 3 sections together!
Keep Gluing... REMEMBER, you are just gluing the edges together...see, it's starting to look fan-ish!
Just keep gluing....halfway there...
Almost done, just gotta glue those last two edges together!
Yay! All that gluing paid off!! A pretty 12" fan!
OPTIONAL STEP 4: Add a label to the fan. I put the label on front & back because mine will be hanging from the ceiling & turning around occassionally.
STEP 5: Hot Glue a ribbon on & ba-da-bing you have yourself a paper fan!! Yippie!!
Here's my little bundle of colored fans.
My room will be rainbow chevron this year & I am LOVING these bright colored cuties!! I cannot wait to get in my classroom & hang them all up!!
Don't worry, I will post picks!!