Beautiful Folding Fans that Look Good in Photos

Make a cute folding fan just by folding and pinning. Make some with your family and friends, and use them as photo props during the holiday season!

You will need...

- Materials: -

  • A4 size design paper (printed on photo matte paper), cut into four for a total of five pieces
  • Split pin

- Tools -

  • Paper punch

- Before you start -

  • Make sure you have your design paper ready in advance.
  • Don't forget, you can print design paper using the smartphone app "Epson Creative Print".
     You can also print from the printer control panel.

How to

1 First, we'll make five parts. Mark 1 cm from the top right and top left, and 3.5 cm from the bottom right and bottom left. Next, fold along the line connecting the top right mark and bottom right mark, and then the top left mark and bottom left mark. Fold it forward on the right side, and fold it backward on the left side.
2 Punch a hole with a paper punch at the bottom where the three folds overlap.
3 Make five parts like this.
4 Slip a backward fold into a forward fold for all five pieces.
5 Insert a split pin from the front...
6 Open the split pin at the back to fasten it, and your fan is complete!
7 When you spread it, the folded parts work as stoppers.


By changing the combinations or order of the parts, you can enjoy a wide variety of patterns.

Creator of the samples above

Maika Kokubo

Craft Planner. Promotes sales of stationery and other varieties of products, as well as creating craft instructions for books and websites.
Organizes small art classes called "Otona no zuga kosaku" (art lessons for adults), as well as a number of large workshop events at commercial facilities making use of her experiences of working at a theme park for kids. Provides instructions and an experience that everyone can enjoy.
An organizer for the Monozukuri project "Kufu no Tamago".

Printing Design Paper

You can choose from 20 pre-installed design paper patterns on the printer.

Getting More Bang From the App!

You can choose from 110 pre-installed design paper patterns using the app for smart devices.

Epson Creative Print

You can download the app from the App Store by Apple Inc. or from Google Play by Google Inc.

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