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)
2 pieces of shiny 4x10-inch wrapping paper
14-inch length of 1/4-inch-wide velvet or satin ribbon
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?
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