Ultimate Art

Chinese Paper Fan

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Lesson Description

Looking for a way to cool yourself down during the summer heat? Create your own paper fan!

In this class your child will learn how to create an ancient Chinese fan. First, they will learn how to create strokes on the paper using brush pens. They can experiment with the brush pens to create strokes of their choice. Then, they will be taught how to use a ruler and paper clip to create crease lines. This will help them easily create the folds of the fan. They will practise carefully creating equally spaced crease lines. In order to create the fan, they will learn how to fold the paper carefully.  As they make their fan, they will learn how to create ‘in’ and out folds. They will also understand how to stick the folds using liquid glue. After the fans have been made, they will be taught how to create a tassel. They will complete their artwork by sticking the ice cream sticks to the fan.

Materials required

  • 3 White papers (18cm x 16cm)
  • Ice cream sticks
  • Wool
  • Paper clip
  • Brush pens
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue