Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fan Fancy

A make-and-take craft for all ages.

Step 1: Go to the Children's Desk to get your super cool fan from a staff member. (We used paper fans ordered from Oriental Trading. They were not too expensive.)

Step 2: Decorate your fan with the materials provided. (We set out color marker pens, stickers, bingo paint dabbers, glitter glue, glue, scissors, and sewing trim.)

Step 3: Keep cool!

My library used this simple craft project on a summer day in which there was a street fair going on outside the library. It worked out well. We set up two tables in the children's area for the craft supplies. For the most part the tables were clean and orderly and there wasn't too much mess. The artwork on the fans ranged from simple to elaborate.

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