Colourful Hand Fan

Keep cool on a summer day with a custom hand fan. Personalize a DIY handheld fan with your favorite fruit or colourful pattern!

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  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Crayola Washable Paint
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Watercolours
  • Crayola Super Tips Markers
  • Crayola Glitter Glue
  • Crayola Washable Glue
  • Pencil
  • Cardstock
  • Water
  • Brass Fasteners
  • Craft Sticks
  • Disposable Cups

CIY Staff Tips:

  • To accurately draw the arch shape, lay down the top edges of 4 craft sticks onto the cardstock as a guide.
  • Experiment with different watercolour shades to customize your fan!
  • Adult assistance required when putting holes in the craft sticks.


Step 1

With a pencil, outline the arched shape of a fan on a piece of cardstock.

Step 2

Use paint brush and watercolours to paint a design within the arched shape. Dry 1–2 hours.

Step 3

With paint brush, paint a single side of 4 craft sticks with washable paint. Dry 1–2 hours.

Step 4

Add accents to the dried fan with Super Tips and glitter glue. Dry 3–4 hours.

Step 5

Once dry, cut out the arched shape with scissors.

Step 6

Have an adult put a small hole in craft stick ends. Fan the craft sticks and secure with a fastener.

Step 7

Use glue to attach craft sticks to the back of the arched shape. Dry 1–2 hours.

Step 8

Carefully close the fan by folding and creasing the cardstock.

Step 9

Stay cool with your DIY hand fan!

  • Occasion:

    • Summer

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+

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