Fanning off the Heat 扇
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|Male Fu Dog|
Here at SDCHM, we do our best to support energy conservation efforts. One of the biggest culprits in using high amounts of energy in a household or business is none other than the air conditioner. Obviously, during the summers where temperatures are at peak highs, energy consumption is as well. Because of this, we thought it would be fitting to highlight a cool, energy-saving craft to fan off the heat: DIY recycled paper handheld fans.
|Statue of Guanyin|
-String, feathers, pens, beads, glitter, or anything you would want to decorate your fan with
|Terra Cotta Horse|
2) Fold the paper back and forth in an accordion fashion. Each fold should be about 1/2 to 1 inch wide.
3) With the fan folded, take scissors and cut designs into it, as if you were making a paper snowflake.
4) Finish by decorating the fan to your liking.
Even if you don’t want to keep cool with your handheld fan at all times, it can also serve as a beautiful decorative piece for your home. The best part is that fans are fun to make. So, turn off your computer and TV and save energy by making this earth friendly craft. Feel free to post examples of your fansterpiece on our Facebook!
Thank you SDG&E for making this possible. Please “reduce your use” by flexing your power!
|Lion head with fans made at SDCHM!|