Arts & Crafts
Submitted by: Bijou
Small motor skills are involved with creating this paper fan, and large motor skills are employed using the fan to deflect summer heat.
24 - 60 months
1 - 8 tots
- 1 piece Construction paper (8 ½ “ X 11”)
- 1 String (5" length)
- 1 Hole punch
- 1 Clear tape
- Markers (For decorating)
- Use markers to decorate one or both sides of construction paper.
- Begin with paper orientated with shorter width at bottom and top.
- Demonstrate making a 1" fold across width of paper, beginning at bottom edge.
- Help your child to make the first 1” fold across bottom of paper. Crease edge.
- Flip the paper so the folded edge is now at the top, with raw edge under.
- Fold top down, until cut edge is even with top. Crease edge.
- Flip paper, placing folded segment down.
- Fold top down. Crease edge.
- Repeat steps 7 & 8 until entire paper is folded.
- Now fold right side of fan-folded paper in ½”.
- Secure folded, now doubled, edge with several layers of clear tape.
- Use hole punch to make a small opening in folded, taped fan bottom.
- Thread the string through the hole and tie it to make loop for child’s wrist.
- Demonstrate how fan moves air to create cooling breeze.
- Fine motor skills » Bimanual manipulation
- Fine motor skills » Graphic skills
- Fine motor skills » Hand eye coordination
- Fine motor skills » Grasp