Year of the Rat Fan

Create your own year of the rat Chinese New Year Fan.

Skill Level


Time to Make

20 minutes + drying time

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Open up a fan and cover it in a coat of red paint. Leave to dry and add another coat of paint if needed.
  2. Once dry, use the gold paint pen to draw the outline of a rat, facing inwards, on the left hand side of the fan, and fill it in.
  3. Draw the same rat as step 2 on the right hand side of the fan, facing inwards.
  4. Use either black paint or a black deco pen to write '2020' at the top of the fan in the middle.

Top Tip

You can use black paint instead of a black deco pen, just make sure you use a thin paintbrush as it will make it easier to write the numbers.