With the Kids

Summer Camp for Kids: Fancy Fans

Summer Camp guest post by Vanessa of I Never Grew Up

From the title of the post you can already tell I have a house full of girls.  There are plenty of tea parties, dressing up and making up dances over here. I thought a Fancy Fan would be the perfect addition to all of these daily activities. It would also be perfect for the next fancy birthday party you throw or to keep you cool on your summer walks around the neighborhood.

Supplies for Fancy Fans:

  • 12×12 inch Scrapbooking Paper (the heavier kind works better)
  • Glitter Paint
  • Jewels
  • Glue
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery Floss

1. Cut a couple inches off the bottom of your piece of paper to make it more of a rectangle than a square. Fold the paper into a fan and then unfold it. This helps you to know where the folds are so you don’t put jewels on them that will end up falling off too easily.

2. Fancy up your fan by decorating the top with glitter paint and jewels. Attach with glue if needed. Let dry.

3. Cut each circle of floss in half. (I bought embroidery floss that went with the colors of the paper.)

4. Fold your fan again. In between the folds at the bottom of the fan put in your cut embroidery floss. Staple the bottom of the fan.

Hope you enjoy this Fancy Fan craft as much as my three little girls did! We used them at our Tea Party in the Woods that we had last week. Such a fun addition to a party.

Vanessa Brown blogs over at INeverGrewUp.net where she reveals the blissful moments that come from letting your inner child take part in directing life through family recipes, reviews on children’s books, kids art and craft projects, ideas on fun things to do as a family and moments from her everyday life.


  1. It’s great to see moms get creative with their little ones like this!

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