Tessie wandered in and was looking over my shoulder.
I happened to think of a project that was in one of the mini magazines many, many years ago. Someone did an article on folding fans. They were printed in black and white and not really very detailed. If you wanted color, you had to take felt tipped pens to them. That was way before computers and pretty pictures.
I Googled images of "antique fans". There were all kinds, including old electric ones. I happened on this site.
It is a place where you can buy copies of antique fans. They had seven pages of thumbnails. I went through and found some that Tessie liked. I put them in a greeting card program and re sized them to scale. We printed them out on card stock. I didn't bother with the back side. That could be painted a solid color if need be.
I cut them out carefully. Tessie can't handle the scissors, but she immediately got the hang of folding them.
With a sharp edged, metal ruler, she bent every other mark on the front side and creased it sharply. That caused the shape that you see in her hands. It started turning into a cone. When she finished that, she turned it over and in between the folds, she creased it in the opposite direction. Thus a fan shaped accordion fold that you see by her feet. That flattens out the fan.
After we had them all folded, with Tessie's directions as to what to use, we decorated each one.
The peach one at the top just got a fancy edge with scissors and a silk rose and leaves.
The center green and black one got an edge of black angel lace glued to the back and a gold ring at the center bottom.
The blue one got the tiniest blue lace glued to the front and the rose treatment.
The black and white one got white angel lace on the back and a pink rose.
The next two got similar treatment.
My favorite is the black and pink one in the foreground. The trim on that one has pleated ribbon on the back and a red bow.
So now you know where to go to get the fans and what to do to make them fancy. Have fun! Bet'cha can't make just one!
See you tomorrow.