Our hometown 4th of July parade is Norman Rockwell fun, but it also is steamy. So clearly we needed fans. This is a “use what you have around the house” project, and an easy craft to do with your kids.
4th of July printable
Paper trimmer or scissors
Plastic fork or craft tongue depressor
1 – Print your 4th of July printable from Skip to My Lou. Trim it to a square shape (or whatever shape best fits your paper plate). Just lay the printable on your plate and crease it where you want to cut it.
2 – Break off the top of your fork. (Or just use a tongue depressor. I didn’t feel like driving to WalMart, so I used the forks.) Use the packing tape to attach the fork to the back of your paper plate.
3 – Fold your crepe paper so that each fold slightly overlaps the last.
4 – Tape your folded crepe paper to your plate as you go. Put this a little inside of where your printable will fit.
5 – When you get to a corner, just round your folded crepe paper.
6 – Put double-sided tape on the back of your printable and attach it to the center of your plate.
This project goes very quickly, and I guarantee your kids will have a blast with the fans.