These paper fortune tellers are a great craft for a little rainy day fun or for celebrating the arrival of the new year! Kids can work on developing fine-motor skills, and listening carefully to instructions. For students in grade 1 or above, this would be a fun project as part of a new year’s eve celebration at home or in your classroom!
Before you begin:
Brainstorm together for a few possible fortunes that the kids could transcribe into their fortune tellers. Each fortune teller contains enough room for about 8 short fortune sayings, and you will find some examples listed below.
To make your own paper fortune teller, you will need:
- Origami Paper ( 7 inches x 7 inches )
- a flat, smooth surface
Here is a step-by-step video tutorial showing how to make a paper fortune teller:
- Fold paper in half to form 2 rectangles, and crease well. Open and rotate paper 90 degrees, fold in half and crease again.
- Fold all four corners to the center point of the paper. Flip over.
- Fold all four corners to the center point of the paper again.
- On the flaps, write in your fortunes!
- You will get mail!
- You will go on a trip!
- You will be rich!
- You will be happy!
- Try again later.
- Write to a friend.
- Do a good deed.
- Believe in yourself.
Once the fortune tellers are complete, you can take turns telling each other’s fortunes! Have fun!!
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