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? ๐Ÿ™‚

DIY Adult Coloring Pages Paper Hand Fans

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.

DIY Adult Coloring Pages Paper Hand 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:

DIY Adult Coloring Pages Paper Hand Fans

Every 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.

DIY Adult Coloring Pages Paper Hand Fans

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

DIY Adult Coloring Pages Paper Hand Fans

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

DIY Adult Coloring Pages Paper Hand Fans

And get that accordion pleat ready to go.

DIY Adult Coloring Pages Paper Hand Fans

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

DIY Adult Coloring Pages Paper Hand Fans

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

DIY Adult Coloring Pages Paper Hand Fans

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

DIY Adult Coloring Pages Paper Hand Fans

I may or may not have run around the house complaining of vapors until Rob gave me enough compliments on my paper fans ๐Ÿ™‚

DIY Adult Coloring Pages Paper Hand Fans

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

DIY Adult Coloring Pages Paper Hand 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!