Year of the Dog – Free Printable Paper Hand Fans

Chinese New Year 2018 is the Year of the Dog, and falls on February 16th. I have shared lots of Chinese New Year printables over the years, and I like to update them so that they reflect the correct Chinese Zodiac signs.

Today is the turn of these pretty paper hand fans, another of my Chinese New Year printables which have been updated for the Year of the Dog!

These free printable Chinese New Year paper hand fans are easy to make, and are a fun party favor or table decoration for your Chinese New Year celebrations!

Chinese New Year Paper Hand Fans

The Year of the Dog - Gold Dog GraphicThese Chinese Paper Hand Fans make a pretty decoration, and/or a place holder at a dinner party – and you could also give them as party favors.

I’ve used my gold dog design in these printables, since 2017 is the Year of the Dog, as well as providing a plain red and gold fan, and another with Chinese lettering which wishes happy new year (at least, I hope that the website that I copied the text from is correct!!)

You can make smaller, single fans, or you can join three of those fans together to make a large semi-circular fan, as shown in the images in this post. Go another step further, and combine two halves to make a rosette to hang on the wall! Whatever you decide, they are so simple to make, and you only need a couple of craft supplies. As usual, I have supplied 2 sizes of printable – A4, and 8.5 x 11″.

We love to celebrate Chinese New Year in our household, I remember as a child going to Chinatown in London with my family and seeing the Lion Dance which always had me in complete awe, and we’d always enjoy some Chinese food too. My dad was really into Kung Fu in his younger days, so maybe that’s where it all stemmed from! You can read more about Chinese New Year on my blog here.

Since I will be sharing several free printables for Chinese New Year, make sure you are following me on Twitter so that you know when the next printable is available!

You can also find all of my Chinese New Year Printables here.

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Free Printable Paper Hand Fans

Crafting supplies you might need…

Amazon.com
» White Card
» White Paper
» Scissors
» Glue
» Double Sided Tape
» Red Raffia
» Red Ribbon
» Red Wool
» Single Hole Punch
Amazon.co.uk
» White Card
» White Paper
» Scissors
» Glue
» Double Sided Tape
» Red Raffia
» Red Ribbon
» Red Wool
» Single Hole Punch

Free Printables - Chinese New Year Hand Fans

Instructions – small fan

  1. Print off your preferred design, and cut the white border off.
  2. Fold concertina fashion – about 1cm widths.
  3. Punch holes at the bottom end – you can only do a few at a time, so make sure you line them up as best you can.
  4. Thread the raffia (or red ribbon, or wool) through and tie a double knot to secure. Cut off any excess raffia.
  5. Fan out, and you’re done!

Instructions – large fan

  1. You will need three sheets of the printable per fan. They can be the same design, or you can mix them, like I did.
  2. Follow steps 1 – 3 above.
  3. If you are using different designs, decide which will be the middle section, if using the same design, it doesn’t matter.
  4. Apply double sided tape (or glue) to down the outside length of the middle fan, on both the left and right side.
  5. Carefully attach another fan to this sticky one, and allow to dry if using glue.
  6. Thread raffia (or red ribbon, or wool) through all of the holes, tie a double knot to secure. Fan out.
  7. To make a tassel, you can simple cut a bunch of raffia lengths and tie around to secure.

I really do love hand fans – even this simple paper one, and love how the large one turned out. It wasn’t until I started making the single ones, that it dawned on me to stick them together to make the large one.

Chinese New Year Free Printable Hand Fans Printables

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