How to Make Paper Fans
Chinese Paper Fans make great decorations for the Chinese New Year holidays or any Chinese celebration for that matter.
Here's how to make a very simple one in seven easy steps, only need some red and gold paper, a little folding and you have an awesome decorative piece for the holiday!
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Chinese fans have been used for centuries. No one really knows how they originated, it could have been something as simple as Chinese farmers using a leaf or something similar to swat the flies that were bothesome then finding out that the motion actually provided some relief from the blistering heat. But, however the practice started, fans did become very popular, not only for gentle breezes or keeping bugs away, but also as a fashion statement. Silk fans and fans made of feathers gave way later on to the fine and delicate sandalwood fans that are so loved by the Chinese today for the gentle scent they give off.
Nowadays, they are also used as decorative pieces.
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