Adult Coloring Pages Paper Hand Fans

Turn your adult coloring pages into something useful... paper fans!

If you’re one of the many, you’re totally into adult coloring pages right now. I kind of hate that there is that caveat in there… “adult” coloring pages. Why not advanced? Or experienced? Why something that suggests we can’t color pages of cartoons and cute puppies anymore because we have gotten oooold? 🙂

At any rate I’m all sorts of about adult coloring pages because it’s calming and it’s fun. What I have noticed is I’m not a huge fan of actual coloring books, though. They are expensive and the binding tends to get in the way. Instead I’ve been buying up coloring e-books. I can print them here at home and if I mess one up I can start over again with a fresh print. In fact, for these fans I used an adult coloring book by Emma Andrews, “Stress Relieving Patterns” for the low, bargain price of absolutely free.

Turn your adult coloring pages into something useful... paper fans!

Now you will need 2 pages to make 1 decent sized fan. I tried, oh, so hard, to color 2 exactly the same and it wasn’t working for me. I totally had other things I could be doing! There were other pages to be colored! So I wound up copying one on my home printer. Bing, bang, boom.

For this project you will need:

  • Colored coloring pages
  • Paper cutter
  • Double sided tape
  • Tape like washi or Duck

Turn your adult coloring pages into something useful... paper fans!

Ever 1/2 inch you’ll need to fold your paper to make the accordion pleats. If you’re very interested in perfection you can measure out and mark your half an inch all the way down, or if you’re more laid back, measure it once and then eyeball it from there with the zig zag motion later on down the line.Turn your adult coloring pages into something useful... paper fans!

Now I measured because the search of perfection is totally my cross to bear and then folded all of the paper one direction and then came back did the accordion pleats.

Turn your adult coloring pages into something useful... paper fans!

Trim off the excess, preferably cutting both pages at the same time so they’ll be the exact same size.

Turn your adult coloring pages into something useful... paper fans!

And get that accordion pleat ready to go.

Turn your adult coloring pages into something useful... paper fans!

Stick your two pieces together with double-sided tape and keep pleating.

Turn your adult coloring pages into something useful... paper fans!

Cinch one side together to make the fan shape and using tape like washi or thinner Duck tape cover the crimped end.

Turn your adult coloring pages into something useful... paper fans!

Pull the paper at the top out all of the way and you’ve got a gorgeous paper fan!

Turn your adult coloring pages into something useful... paper fans!

I may or may not have run around the house complaining of vapors until Rob gave me enough compliments on my paper fans 🙂

Turn your adult coloring pages into something useful... paper fans!

And the good news is they really, truly do work!

Turn your adult coloring pages into something useful... paper fans!

And dang if they can’t be super pretty, too. So put those adult coloring pages to good use and make some paper fans. After all it may be chilly right now, but that warmer weather is just around the corner!