|Written by pondripples|
These instructions should come in handy if you want to make a palm tree out of paper, or create the illusion of palm thatch for a tiki bar, or luau party decorations. Fan palms are called fan palms because they have leaves that look like fans. Â The fan palm leaf in the picture is made out of brown paper for thatch. If you'd like to make leaves to make a live palm tree, then you'll want to use green paper. Â You can make a lot of them fairly quickly especially if you have some people to help.
things you'll need: Construction paper Scissors Stapler
Fold your paper accordion style. It can help if you score it first with a ruler and the blunt edge of your scissors. You want the folds to be neat and even, but it doesn't have to be 100% exact. It's OK to eye ball the folds.
Cut along the line in the picture. You want to trim a triangular piece off the folded paper to give each of the folds a pointed end. It's OK if the cut isn't exactly the same for each fold. in nature the breaks on these leaves can be very uneven.
3 To finish, you want to staple the base of the leaf together. You can insert a strip of cardboard to simulate a stem here if you like.