Post # 1
I am wanting to make fans like these shown below, however, I am wondering if these are popsicle sticks? or Can i get get something more substantial to make a bigger one….
is there such thing? i mean I guess I could glue 2 or 3 together? but the handle just doesn’t seem very long, so please let me know how to go about making these, but a little bigger/more substantial.
Post # 3
They look like popsicle sticks. We did something similar, and the stick I bought were popsicle sticks but larger. I will look for a pic when I get home.
Post # 4
They do sell these craft sticks at michaels or hobby lobby. I didnt like the ones I saw in the store because they were only 6 inches long and I was following the model of a professional made fan that has an 8inch stick so it has more support in the center so I ordered from perfectstix.com. I chose the wavy ones, but they also have regular straight ones too.
Post # 5
They look like popsicle sticks to me, too. Have you considered paint stir sticks? We went to Homd Depot and asked the guy if we could have some for a craft project – and offered to pay – but he said no problem and just gave us 100! They’re certainly longer and sturdier than popsicle sticks, but don’t always have pretty rounded edges, so you might want to “shop” around.
Post # 6
Hobby Lobby calls the larger one “craft sticks” – bells posted it! It’s more substantial than a basic popsicle stick.
Post # 7
free is always good, and i can make “free” work spray paint does wonders! I will try that, if not, i will just make multiple trips LOL… my VR isn’t for 2 years, so its all good I have time, thinkin I will just get 10 at a time, and have my husband cut them down to a more appropriate size:) yay!
Thanks for all your input:) I actually found the tutorial on michaels if anyone else is interested