How to Make a Temari Fan


Temari is a female character on the anime television series "Naruto." She carries a giant fan which she uses for combat. The fan can be used as a club, a screen or to simply intimidate her enemies. You can make your own Temari fan with inexpensive materials in about two hours. (References 1 and 2)

Things You'll Need

  • 7 two-foot pieces of half-inch by half-inch wood trim
  • Black spray paint
  • 1 four-foot by two-foot piece of beige cloth
  • Purple fabric paint
  • Fabric glue
  • Drill
  • 1 four-inch bolt with nut and washer
  • Scissors
  • Paint pieces of trim with black spray paint. Allow to dry.

  • Drill a hole in the center of each piece of trim, one inch from one end.

  • Stack pieces of trim, align holes and insert bolt. Place washer and nut on bolt and tighten.

  • Spread canvas on flat area. Unfold spokes of fan and place on top of fabric. Using a pencil, trace a semicircle on the fabric following the contours of the fan spokes.

  • Cut fabric into a semicircle along pencil lines. Cut a small semicircle out of the bottom of the fabric, leaving a thick rainbow shape. Paint three purple circles on fabric. Allow to dry. Glue fabric to fan spokes using fabric glue. Trim off excess fabric to finish fan.

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