Cool Off With Homemade Paper Fans


We don’t know about you, but the appearance of sweat stains is making us a little bummed as the summer sun is heating up. This got us thinking.  What are some quick, fun, and crafty ways for all of us to stay cool this summer? During our search for the answer, we came across a cute and functional project idea with endless possibilities: the paper fan! It is crafty, simple, inexpensive, portable, and a great way to cool off when the weather gets steamy.

Use them for general cooling off…

The classic paper fan. Spotted on: Paper Pendulum.

Make different faces with these provided templates. Spotted on: Mr. Printables.

Crinkle flower fan. Spotted on: BHLDN.

Have kids pick their favorite melon! Spotted on: Make and Takes.


Or as practical and decorative party favors for guests at a wedding, graduation, or other occasion with the program of events, menus, etc…

Program schedule. Spotted on: Stephanie Laursen. Photo by: Azuree Witalia.

Multi-functional program fans. Spotted on: 100 Layer Cake. Photo by: Tania Lezak.

Program fan template. Spotted on: LIWeddings.

Paint chip fans for a housewarming party. Spotted on: My Hands Made It.