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Chill Out and Cool Off with a DIY Peacock Paper Fan

handmadebykelly.com peacock summer fan

Add some flair to your summer with this paper peacock, finger painted fan I crafted for Momtastic.com. Get the full how-to here.

I love working with paper. Card stock is my favorite. I like how it’s a little heavier than regular paper, but it’s still easy to work with. Want to see some of my fine art paper design? Click here.

These old school paper fans were simple to make. I folded the card stock accordian-style and stuffed the end into an old school clothespins for the handle. Then I wrapped it with an embroidery thread to hold them together. Don’t you remember making these when you were a kid? I do.

Instead of brushing the paint (I chose neon, because I’m obsessed) onto the paper, I decided just to use my fingers.I told you it was old school. To modernize it, I added cute little paper peacock characters to the front. The fans themselves are the feathers. Super cute, don’t you think?

handmadebykelly.com peacock fan

 

Here are some other fun crafts and activities that will keep your kids busy this summer. Check them out!

No Sew Curtain – Make this and let your kids put on a show! Kai is into magic and he loves to wow us!

Keep ’em Busy with Pom Poms and Painter’s Tape – These fun activities are great when a friend is over.

Tissue Paper Sun Catchers – Use old Mason jar lids and left over tissue paper to make this quick craft.

Old School Shrinky Dink – Since these paper fans are old school, I thought you could also make these old school Shrinky Dink necklaces too. I LOVE THESE!

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