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Paper Fan

Are you ready to take your little one on a trip to Japan?

While that might be a bit challenging right now, you can still introduce your family to the wonders of origami, a form of Japanese art that dates back centuries. And what better way to start than with the simple yet beautiful art of folding a paper fan? Not only is making paper creases a fun and engaging activity, but it also has many benefits for learning and development. It helps with hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and spatial awareness. It is important to help your child develop these abilities because it impacts literacy, communication, and future success in school. This paper fan activity is a fascinating way to encourage creativity and imagination, as the options for decorating it are endless. Enjoy watching how your child concentrates while making the folds. Let them describe their technique and encourage positive self-talk through the process. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love fanning themselves on a hot summer’s day? Your preschooler will be delighted to show off their newly acquired skill as they keep themselves and their friends cool. So, let’s get folding and open a whole new world of art and learning for your little one.

– Construction Paper
– Wooden popsicle sticks
– Glue

1. Accordion fold each piece of paper. Then fold each piece of paper in half.
2. Using a glue stick, adhere each fan piece together until you have one seam left.
3. Glue a popsicle stick to each side.
4. That’s all! Now you and your little one get to enjoy this fun origami craft.