Sunday, July 21, 2013

Monday Made It- Paper Medallion Fan Table Signs

I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made-It to share these fun table signs I made. I love the way these signs add color to my classroom. You can use them to label table groups, or centers areas. You can also just make these fans without labels to use a super cute decorations!

Here is what my fan looks like before I put the label on: It would be a super cute to just use it plain for decoration!

Here is how the signs look hanging in my classroom:
To make your own paper fan signs you will need:

 -5 sheets of 8.5x11 paper for each fan in a color of your choice
 -White glue or hot glue (both work fine but I prefer hot glue)
-A single hole punch
-String or yarn for hanging

1. First make accordian folds in each of the five pieces of paper. For a slightly larger fan fold the paper horizontally (this works best for using the fans as signs) for a slightly smaller fan fold the paper vertically. I fold mine horizontally so I have room for a bigger label in the center of my sign.

 2. Now, fold each of the folded pieces of paper in half. Add glue (either hot or white) to the middle of the fold and press the two sides together. Your paper should now look like "pie slice."

 The finished "pie slice:"

3. Next, glue the edges of your "pie slices" together to make a circle.  I found it easiest to glue the slices together when they are smashed together.

 Here is what my fan looked like when all of the "slices: are glued together before I glued the last edge to complete the circle:

 4. If you wish add a label to the middle of your paper fan. When hung from the ceiling these fans will spin, so I added a label to both sides of mine. Go here to print the table labels I used for free! Glue the label onto the center of the fan.  If you are labeling both sides of your fan make sure that the labels face the same way!

5. Punch a hole in the top of your fan and add string for hanging.

 That's it!


  1. Your paper medallion fans came out beautifully! Thank you for sharing how you did it! I'm inspired to try some for my classroom!

  2. Last year was my last year to hang anything per the Fire Marshall - boo!

    Those are cute. I would totally do that this year to go with my green colors.


  3. Your classroom looks beautiful... love the colors! Your table signs make the room really pop!


  4. Great tutorial! Thank you :0) This will be my next week's project!
    Whole Brain Teaching in the Ladybug Club

    1. Good luck making them! They are so easy and cheap to make.

  5. Thank you for the detailed instructions. Love the project and will definitely try it out myself!

    Polka Dots & Teaching Tots

  6. Love it! How easy is that! Do you ever move your tables around? If so, do you also move these?

    For the Love of First Grade

    1. My room is pretty small, so once I get my rug put in I don't think there will be any room to move the tables around. I plan on moving the students around between the tables to make sure they get to work with lots of different groups. I just stuck the fans in between the tiles on the ceiling though, so they would not be hard to move if I do end up moving the tables.

  7. Those are so cute... and even better, I have tons of construction paper in my room :) That is a great tutorial, too. Thanks for sharing!

    Mrs. Thompson
    Adventures in Teaching (A First Grade Blog)
    My TpT Store

  8. I LOVE these! Totally going to make some!

  9. These are really cute! I have been looking for the steps to create them!