Simple Paper Plate Fan

My son came up with this paper plate fan idea all by himself one day and told me that I needed to put it on my blog.  He even taught his sister how to make them, and they both had fun creating these paper plate fans together.  It was really cute to watch.


  • Paper plate
  • Clothespin
  • Stapler
  • Stickers
  • Markers


First fold your paper plate in half.

Then add a few staples around the edges of the paper plate.

Have the kids decorate their paper plates with markers and/or stickers on both sides.

Finally clip the clothespin in the center of the bottom portion of the plate.

And there you have it….a paper plate fan to fan yourself.

A few of their creations…