DIY Pocket Folding Fan

Your kids will enjoy making these customizable pocket folding fans. Perfect for Summer and just in time for the Chinese New Year celebrations.



x 3 5×8″ pieces of copy paper

2 popsicle sticks

1 tiny hair band


1.Decorate your paper first or use solid colours. As it’s the year of the ox, we suggest finding some templates online and tracing them onto your sheets of paper. You can also include Chinese calligraphy symbols such as the ones below.

2.Score each paper on the 1/2″ mark. You can fold it without scoring, but scoring will help children get even folds all the way across.

3.Accordion fold each piece of paper. Then fold each paper in half.

4.Using a glue stick or hot glue, adhere each fan piece together until you have one seam left.

5.Glue a popsicle stick to each side.

6.Close with a mini hair band and it is ready to travel with you!