Handmade Hand Fan

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4 good reasons that made me think of making my own hand fan:
  1. Extremely hot weather
  2. Some used disposable chopsticks and manky wooden spoons lying around
  3. Some odd old table mats
  4. I can't be bothered to spend money on an ugly ones available in the shops

And the whole process can't get any simpler:
  1. Cut out 2 identical rectangles from the table mat
  2. Spread strong glue evenly on the underside of each cut out mat, leave to dry.
  3. Stick the 2 chopsticks together with strong glue. 
  4. When the chopsticks are dry and firmly in place, apply thick glue over about 2-3 inches of the smaller end (depends on the length).
  5. Now place the glued part onto the middle of one of the cut out mat's underside, then press on the other cut out mat, making sure that all sides are in line.
  6. Leave to dry. Hold the sides in place with some paperclips or even clothes pegs would do.
  7. Trim to round corners with sharp scissors.

As for the other one, I made it slightly different: just cut out the shape I want then glued (suitable for wood) the old wooden spoon on to the back.

It's now placed next to my TV seat, ready to serve me on a hot evening when a ceiling fan is not enough to kill the heat.


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