Japanese Fan Craft

Make this pretty Japanese with your children. You could make one for each member of the family and hang them above each other for a pretty and eye-catching hanging.

Japanese fan craft 1

You will need:

A4 (or letter) paper
Popsicle sticks
Pens/paint
Glue

Draw a rainbow shape on your paper, using our photo as a guide. Cut out.

Decorate your paper however you choose. We painted ours with watered-down poster paint and then tapped over the top with kitchen roll to get a soft effect, similar to Japanese handmade paper. When it was dry we drew over the top in Japanese script, which we found by doing a Google search. You could try stamping or drawing flower shapes instead.

Glue 4 popsicle sticks together in a fan shape about 1cm from the end.

Japanese fan craft 2

Now stick the decorated paper to the other ends of the sticks, and you have a pretty Japanese fan.

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