Japan Paper Fan Craft


Another fun way to make Japanese Paper Fans! You can use our premade fans to color or paint abeautiful picture….or use our printable fan
template and let children design their own! This is a fantastic group activity as each project turns out wonderfully unique.


Suggested Resources for a Unit Study:


Art Project Tutorial:

Print Fan Template

We have three printable fan templates for children to decide from, or you can give them a blank template and they can design their own.

Step 1

Color in your picture. We used Colored Pencils because this fan is very detailed.

Step 2

Use the watercolors to paint in the background.

Step 3

ou don’t have to fill in the entire makes a pretty effect too!

Step 4

Turn your fan over and glue a popsicle stick to the back as shown.

Step 5

For extra strength, you can add two more sticks to make a “Y” shape. Using hot glue is a quick way to get these finished, but should only be used by teacher or older students.

All Done!

Once the glue is dry your fan is ready to be used. These make fun classroom decorations and generally children want to color MORE than one so be sure to have multiple copies on hand to send home with them.


Comments (2)

  • Kids Travel Books set in Japan - Kids Travel Books Reply

    […] Crafty Classroom offers a free downloadable fan printable. Use watercolors to add in the design, cut out, and attach to a popsicle stick. ┬áPaper fans were […]

    February 9, 2016 at 8:58 am
  • marie Reply

    Thk you so much for sharing! The fans are so delightful. I’m making some to go with my paper geisha dolls for my granddaughter!

    May 24, 2018 at 6:28 pm

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