Paper Plate Lemon Fan

Did you notice the paper plate lemon that I used for yesterday's graphic? It was actually a homemade fan! The curved edge of the plate creates a powerful cooling breeze as long as you use it with the design side facing out. Besides, that way everyone else can see your cute fan. Affiliate links below. 

Paper Plate Lemon Fan



Mix a small amount of Yellow Lemon paint into some white gesso. You want the gesso to have a very pale yellow tint. Don't substitute white paint for the gesso or you won't get good coverage and it won't adhere well to the surface of the plate. 

Paint a 1/2" band around the inside edge of the plate. Paint a vertical line, a horizontal line, and two diagonal lines that pass through the center to make the segments of the lemon. (Fun fact: Most lemons have 8 or 9 segments inside. Painting 8 is much easier than painting 9.) Paint a small circle where the lines intersect, then round off the corners of the lemon segments you've created. 

When the paint is completely dry, glue on the craft stick handle. 

There's not much better than a cold drink and cooling fan on a hot day.... 

.... unless it's a delicious frosty lemon dessert on a hot day! I'll share that tomorrow. 


  1. Absolutely adorable! What a great idea, Cindy!!! (Trevor is growing up so quickly!!!)


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