We have a special Mini Series for my wonderful Indian Readers – or for anyone learning about India, India Indepence Day or Indian Republik Day (a great resource for teachers in KS1 and KS2). Today’s Indian Craft is an Indian Flag Paper Fans Printable. We love making Paper fans, and have made Fruity Summer Fans before, as well as some 4th July Paper Fans. So we thought it was only appropriate to make an Indian version too! These make great Indian Indepence Day Decorating Ideas or hand held fans for kids!
List of Supplies to make your Indian Flag Fan
- Colored craft papers – saffron, white and green – OR your free prinable (click on the big red button below)
- Craft glue
- Popsicle sticks
- Clear tape
How to make a Paper Fan Indian Flag
Print and cut out the flag patterns from the template. The template includes 2 flag patterns without the 24 spoke wheel and 1 flag pattern with the wheel.
Cut out the extra white parts from both sides of the 2 flag patterns without the 24 spoke wheel. Keep the extra part of the flag with the wheel.
Apply glue along the extra parts of the flag with the 24 spoke wheel.
Attach the 2 other flag patterns with the glued parts; 1 on each side. Make sure to match and align the colors of all 3 patterns. Now we have a long piece of the flag pattern.
Start to create small and even accordion folds on the glued patterns. Create the folds along the width.
Continue to create the folds until reaching the other end of the pattern.
Take the accordion folded paper and squeeze the green side to gather all the folds together.
Take a small piece of clear tape and wrap it tightly around the gathered folds to keep the joint secured.
Cut off extra part of the clear tape to level it with the folded paper if required.
Place the pattern prepared in the previous step on a flat surface and collect 2 popsicle sticks.
Take any one of the popsicle sticks and apply glue on both sides of the stick. Do not apply glue on the entire stick, only along half of its length.
Place the glued popsicle stick inside any one of the creases of the 2 sides.
Press the 2 sides of the crease to join them with the glued popsicle stick.
Similarly glue another popsicle stick on the other end of the accordion folded pattern.
Allow the glue to dry entirely. Give it a few minutes.
Once the glue is dried bring the 2 popsicle sticks adjacent and join them. Use glue or cleare tape to join the sticks together.
And done! Just remember to create small, even and neat accordion folds.
Do check out the rest of our special India Craft Series coming your way!