Your Biggest Fan Grandparent's Day Craft

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Your Biggest Fan

Make something for Grandparents Day that grandma can use during the hot summer months. Help grandma beat the heat with this lacy "Your Biggest Fan" creation.

What You'll Need:

10-inch length of 1-inch-wide edging lace (3 yard package of lace seam binding)

Liquid starch

Small container

2 pieces of shiny 4x10-inch wrapping paper

Small paintbrush

Glue

Ruler

Pencil

Paper clips

14-inch length of 1/4-inch-wide velvet or satin ribbon

Scissors

Step 1: To make the fan, first dip the lace in liquid starch, smooth it out, and hang it to dry.

Step 2: When the lace is dry, brush on a 1/4-inch-wide line of glue along one 10-inch edge of paper on the wrong side. Lay the bottom, straight edge of lace along the glued edge, and press it flat.

Step 3: When the glue is dry, brush slightly thinned glue over the wrong sides of both pieces of paper. Press them together, smoothing the paper carefully. You might want to put a book on top until the glue is dry.

Step 4: When dry, measure and draw very light pencil lines on the paper to make 1/2-inch-wide sections. Fold along the pencil lines to make accordion pleats.

Step 5: Then brush a 1/2-inch line of glue along the edge opposite the lace. Press the pleats together at this point and fold the bottom up against the rest of the fan to make a little handle.

Step 6: Glue the folded part to the fan and clamp with a paper clip until the glue dries. Tie a bow with the ribbon, and glue it to the bottom of the fan.

Won't grandma feel cool now?

In the next section, learn how to make a golden vase that will add a special touch to any room in grandma's house.

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