Here are a few versions for you!
As kids we simply folded colorful paper in the accordion style!
Me too !!! I remember folding paper back and forth accordion style !
Thanks for the wall down memory lane. Now I need to figure out how to add the wooden sticks. I love this site.
To make one similar to the fan in Betty's response, glue tongue depressors onto the ends of the folds in the paper. Using paper that is the correct weight to hold a permanent crease and a paper folding tool and will facilitate achieving crips lines. These come in a variety of sizes and points, a selection of which is shown below.
This may help you
Maybe this link will help: https://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/family/things-to-do/how-to-make-a-fan-289723
Making Sign from fans
How to make paper water proof / w/o using strong chemicals ?