Famous painting of a lady with a fan by the French painter Renoir (150 years ago)
Sri Lanka is a country very close to the equator and so it is very hot. It is important to keep cool, and so a fan is very useful!
Lady from Japan with a fan
African fan made of peacock and ostrich feathers
A European lady's fan, just to look good.
See how to make a simple paper fan (below)
1) Making a fan from paper is very easy. First decide on a design. Maybe flowers, birds, patterns, animals, people. I have decided to use only black and white and to draw bats, but you might decide to use plenty of colour.
2) Fold your paper in columns first one way then the other. Be as careful as you can to make the folds neat and straight.
3) staple or glue the bottom of the fan and spread the fan out to show its design.
Fans: A great way to keep cool in a hot climate! Make a paper fan in the class room!
SHIVA Charity (UK) puts these free educational pages on its web site in order to be used primarily in Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Darjeeling, India, where lessons are mostly repetitive "chalk and talk" and curriculum restrained. We are involved in teachers' resources training there, and hope that schools in the UK and elsewhere will support SHIVA Charity's cause with funding. Please visit our main pages to see the work we do, and how we raise money for individual projects and for child sponsorship.