Our Indian Independence Day Craft mini series continues. As mentioned before these crafts are suitable for Indian Independence Day but also India Republic Day! Today, we have some lovely Indian Independence Day Decoration Ideas – some fantastic Paper Fan Bunting! We really do love Paper Crafts and are a great fan of Paper Fans (pun intended!). Paper fans are easy to make and look great. And this easy Paper Fan Bunting is no exception!
First shared in June 2018
Paper Fan Bunting for India Day – Materials
Though we made these Paper Bunting Decorations for India Day.. you can of course make them in any colour that you wish – they would look GREAT in red, white and blue for 4th July or for the Royal Wedding! Or make them in the colours of your favourite football team!
- Colored craft papers – saffron (or orange), white and green
- Craft glue
- String or yarn
How to make Paper Fan Bunting – India Independence Day Decorating Ideas
Determine the size for the paper bunting and prepare a colored craft paper accordingly. Mine was 4 inches X 5 inches.
Start creating accordion folds along any one side of the craft paper; I created the folds along the width (4 inches side).
Continue to create accordion folds until reaching the other end of the paper.
Take the folded paper and apply craft glue along any one of the 2 ends.
Carefully gather all the folds in the middle; which will divide the folded paper into 2 even parts. Now slowly bring the 2 divided (glued parts) together, to join them.
Once the glued sides are joined, press the glued parts together to make sure that they’re glued nicely. Allow the glue to dry for a while.
Unfold the rest of the folds once the glue is dried. We’ve created a semi circular accordion fold pattern.
Similarly create more of these. Make sure to use all 3 colors when creating the semi circular accordion fold pattern. Also take a long piece of string or a long piece of yarn to attach the patterns and create the paper banner.
As mentioned we used the colours of the Indian Flag as an Indian Indepene Day Decoration Idea – but of course you can do these in any colours – where ever you are from.. or maybe in the colours of your favourite Football Team?
Take any one of the semi circular accordion fold patterns, better to start with an orange colored pattern.
Apply glue along the crease of the straight part.
Place the string or the yarn into the crease, along the glued part. Allow the glue to dry, it’ll take about a few seconds.
Continue to attach the rest of the patterns. While attaching the patterns make sure to keep the colors in order- orange, white and green.
You can keep all the semi circular patterns of the same size or create different sized patterns for variation.
Want to see more ideas for Indian Indepence Day or other special India Occassions? We also have:
A fabulous Recycled BLOWER TOY – these are so fun and easy to make!
Learn how to make traditional Rakhi Bracelets simplified for small hands. So cute!