It's officially Summer, and less than 2 weeks ago before our neighborhood 4th of July block party. The kids were excited to get involved, so we decided to start by DIY'ing some paper fan wheels!
Here's what you need:
• 8.5 x 11 sheets of colored or patterned paper
• Glue (We like PVA but Elmer's is fine)
• Clothes pins
Fold the paper about 1" and flip it over.
Repeat folding till the end of the paper.
Fold paper in two, and cut across the crease.
You now have 2 strips. Fold each one in half and apply glue.
Apply glue along one side of the folded strip and glue it to the other strip.
Cut a piece of string about 6" long and slide it along both strips. Secure with a knot so the strips "bloom" like a pinwheel.
Attach clothes pin to the ends of the strips, and voila, a fan wheel is born!
Stick them in small vessels for decor, or string along as a banner. Attach them to goodie bags as accents. Use as a fan... the possibilities are endless!