5 Cents a FanPosted: June 25, 2012 | Author: Jena | Filed under: Artsy Fartsy, Community, Imagination, Outside, Recycling, Tradition, Working Together | 2 Comments »
There is a mini heatwave that coincides with the last 2 days of school. The last couple of days of school for Friend H, I can only guess, the kids are cleaning out their cubbies, watching fun movies, drawing tables and playing games with friends. I know for sure Friend H and her friends were folding fans. She hops off the bus on Friday and declares her desire to set up a fan stand at the driveway. She pulls out some old paper from her backpack, folds it back and forth, finds the colored tape dispenser and tapes it closed at one end. She decorates the pleats with more colored tape.
Friend H sets up a table and some chairs to the edge of the driveway and hangs a sign. 5 cents a fan. Lemonade stands are illegal without a permit from the health inspector here in town, so this is a perfect idea for kids on a hot day. It is the time of year for this “craft.” Paint Cut Paste recently had a post about folded fans and father’s day cards.
I advertise to local friends on Facebook. Friend H waits for about 20 minutes in the heat and gives up, lured by the need to swim in the pool after no one stops. Her Dad comes and picks her up. Ten minutes later, a MOM friend stops by with a quarter and an order for 5 fans, 1 for each person in her family.
Jonah and I put together 5 fans. Little J wants to use “boy colors” and “girl colors.” He chooses red for the girls and green and orange for boys. He rainbow colors in the pleats with markers in “boy and girl colors.”
Do you remember making fans? Did you ever assign gender to color?