Remember such the folded paper fortune tellers you used to play with when being a child? Guess what? Interestingly, they are still very awesome! Follow these steps below to make a complete one now!
- Fold one corner up so as to meet the opposite corner, and then unfold. Now, try to repeat with the other corner, and then unfold. You should end up with a square with 2 diagonal folds that cross in the middle.
- Fold one corner into the central point, and then repeat with the remaining corners. At present, you should have a smaller square.
- Flip the square over, and then fold each corner into the central point again.
- Fold the square in half one way, and then unfold. Repeat folding in half the other way, and then unfold.
- Pull these pointed ends together as well as tuck your fingers under the flaps at the same time.
- Use one marker/crayon/colored pencil to write a color on every outside finger flap.
- Traditionally, the next step will be to write numbers on those inner folds. Don’t forget that numbers should be fun for kids to learn counting and number recognition.
- Open your cootie catcher all the way. There will be 8 small triangles that can jot down special fortunes. So, what funny things to write in it? Here are some of my favorable suggestions:
No.1: You’ll be assaulted by a robot with just a human brain.
No. 2: You’ll get stuck by the “poo machine.”
No. 3: You’ll be forced to wear a very smelly sock balaclava.
No. 4: Your bedroom shall be then moved into the basement.
No. 5: You shall be eaten by a shark, yes slowly and slowly!
No. 6: You’ll be abducted by an alien while being sleeping.
No. 7: You shall experience a fright from the toilet monster.
No. 8: You’ll need to eat “snot toast” for breakfast. (Is it really terrible, right?)
How To Play With The Paper Fortune Teller?
At first, please put cootie catcher over your hands. Next, have a buddy choose a color from the outside. Spell it out through opening & closing the points with each letter. Try to repeat the same process with such the numbers or pictures on the inside. This person will then pick from the inner pictures 3 times; and the third time being the flap will be his fortune.