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Cool Off This Summer with DIY Peacock Paper Fans

Summer Finger Paint Fan Craft for Kids

Some summer days, it’s just too hot to go outside (especially if you live in Florida like my family does). Even inside it can get hot. In the afternoon, I’d like to sip on a cool glass of lemonade and fan myself until it’s time to pick my son up from summer camp. (I can daydream, can’t I?) It’s just too hot to do anything else. 

I love these easy peacock paper fans I made out of card stock and clothespins. I didn’t even use brushes; finger painting all the way. I told you it’s been a lazy summer.

Supplies:

  • Paint (acrylic, finger paint, or whatever you have)
  • Card stock
  • Clothespins
  • Paper plate
  • Embroidery string
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Instructions:

Summer Finger Paint Fan Craft for Kids

Step 1: Finger paint on two sheets of white card stock. I decided to use my thumbprint for the design. Let dry.

Summer Finger Paint Fan Craft for Kids

Step 2: While your painting is drying, cut the peacock shapes from the card stock.

Summer Finger Paint Fan Craft for Kids

Step 3: Glue the shapes (beak, wings, eyes, hair) onto the peacock body.

Summer Finger Paint Fan Craft for Kids

Step 4: Fold your paintings accordion-style.

Summer Finger Paint Fan Craft for Kids

Step 5: Glue the two paintings together. Let dry.

Summer Finger Paint Fan Craft for Kids

Step 6: Stick the bottom part of the fan into a clothespin.

Summer Finger Paint Fan Craft for Kids

Step 7: Wrap the clothespin with embroidery string and tie it in place.

Summer Finger Paint Fan Craft for Kids

Step 8: Glue the body of the bird onto the fan.

Project complete!

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