Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by allnaturalmom good quality for the price
I had purchased these in the past and your company was the first place I thought of when I had need of the fans again. We are a small non-profit historical village and used then for our civil war event. One of the activities was a class on 'the language of the fan'. Everyone had a wonderful time.
October 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Izzytastic I would not want these for children
I got these to make them cute little party favors with superheroes on one side and there villains on the other. They are horrible quality i tried painting them and the paper on them fell apart. And i kept injuring myself on all the splintered wood. I would definitely not get these for children to paint as they are recommended for.
February 18, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Uneven quality
I would recommend this product with reservations. I am an elementary school Chinese teacher and I bought these as an end-of-the-year project for my students. The fans are pretty good, but some are better than others. A few have chipped or discolored parts on the wood. Many have unevenly folded paper. Some are noticeably misshapen and several have some splinters sticking out. I know some students will fuss about their fan being worse than their neighbor's, and I'm nervous about the possible splinters. Next year, I might do the flat fans instead. They'll be easier to decorate, too.
May 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SweetSugarMom Versatile and Fun
Bought these for my 7 and 9 year old daughters. They love Barbie and the Three Muskateers where one of the girl muskateers uses her fan as her defense weapon. The fans were sturdy enough to last through many twirling, martial arts routines and fun enough to decorate and match their outfits!
October 4, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by angelcostumemom1 recommend with reservations
Used for our high school musical. we needed fans we could decorate to match the costumes. They were very stiff at first, but loosened up with 'exercising'. They opened smoothly enough, but snapping them closed, as required by the choriographer, only 50% chance. We used them for the rehearsals but used another product for the actual shows. Wish there had been a fabric product instead of the paper ones. They did not stand up to the stage actions - such as being grabbed by another character. We found them difficult to decorate too.
March 1, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MsHuie CHEAPLY MADE
I bought this product before and they were much better made 8 years ago.. What I received today was junk! They were wrinkled, riped and hard to open and fold.. VERY dissappointed!
August 10, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0
by Kogarashi Okay quality for very good price
I regularly purchase these fans in sets to decorate for art shows I attend, and am usually satisfied with the quality provided. My latest batch of fans has been flimsier, the paper more a light lilac than white, and at least one package had brown spots all over the paper. However, the fan quality seems to shift slightly each year, so I'm holding out hope that next year's batch will be better.
The price certainly can't be beat. It is a case of you get what you pay for: sometimes the paper is sturdy, sometimes flimsy, and the sticks frequently require splinter removal when first opened, but they are great for painting on and can be tightened back up after painting with a rubber band around the closed fan.
I'm not too fond of the Oriental Trading name stamped on one side, but at least it's only on one side right now. Maybe that will change in the future too....
July 6, 2011