Paper Folding Japanese Fan: Activity For Kids

Summer brings back the nostalgia of chomping mangoes and unfortunate memories of power-cuts! A paper fan had always come to our rescue! The ornate Japanese fan involves the art of paper folding and it’s something you can create with your little ones! So get ready for paper folding Japanese fan activity!

This paper folding Japanese fan activity will:

  • Improve your child’s motor skills
  • Boost his/her artistic skills
  • Keep him/her away from TV/Smartphone

Parental involvement: Low

Duration: 15 minutes

Skills Acquired: Fine Motor, Balance, Curiosity

  1. Coloured papers
  2. Ice cream sticks
  3. Stapler
Instructions for Paper Folding Japanese Fan:
  1. Pleat coloured papers.
  2. Staple the ends of 3 of them.
  3. Staple ice cream sticks to either end.
  4. Fan away!

Perfect for the summer!

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Gayathri breathes Harry Potter as much as she breathes air. Yes, a hardcore Potterhead! She loves to play with words, write goofy and humorous articles, dabble in art & craft activities, and crack terrible jokes. Having worked as a copywriter with an ad agency, she is currently a content writer at Flintobox!

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