How to Make a Patriotic Fan

Today I’m going to show you how to make a Patriotic Fan.  Made from a printed-off template, some glue and a flexible straw…. it makes for an excellent decoration to be used on any Patriotic day.  Rather make a fan that is not patriotic?  Not a problem.  Simply print of a template of your choosing and follow the rest of the directions to complete the fan.  Sound good?  Awesome!!  So, grab the materials you need to make the craft and let’s get started.

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Materials Needed

– template (found here)
– scissors
– glue
– 1 flexible straw (it is not important that it’s flexible)
– pencil
– stapler


Step 1

Print the template from here.   Cut off the white margins.



Step 2

With your pencil, make markings on the long sides at 1 cm of one another.


Step 3

Accordion fold on the markings…

… like this.

Fold the whole paper.


Step 4

Cut off one corner…

… like this.

Do the same with the other corner.


Step 5

Bring together the two corners of one side…

… and staple them.

Do the same on the other side.


Step 6

Apply a layer of glue on the straw…

… and place it on one crease (on the back side, of course)

And, that’s it. A cute patriotic fan that can be used as a decoration for any Patriotic Day.

Isn’t that an awesome Patriotic Fan?  It’s make for an excellent decoration for any day that you are feeling especially Patriotic.

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