Have some questions about love, life, study, and so on? It is time to start playing a fortune teller paper right now! It is not sure that you may gain spiritual enlightenment. But, perhaps you can find wisdom and have a good laugh. Such the toy brings back fine memories from when you were a child and having a great time with other kids. It is easy to make. Kids of all ages are quite able to do the one on their own. Let your children have loads of laughs through inventing funny, cheeky, or cryptic sayings to write as fortunes. It is a fun and great way to spend a rainy afternoon. Wonder what funny things to write in a fortune teller paper? Refer to our suggestions below!
What do you need?
- 1 sheet of paper or thin card
- Bone folder
- Pen or pencil
- Colored pencils or colored paper
What do you do?
First of all, you need to transform a sheet of paper into a square piece of paper by folding the top right corner to meet the opposite corner and unfold. Then, repeat the process with other corner and unfold. Cut away the remains, which can leave a square piece of paper. At that time, you should end up a square with 2 diagonal folds crossing in the middle.
Second, fold one corner into the central point. And then repeat the process with the remaining 3 corners. In the end, you will have a small square.
Third, flip the square over. At that time, you will continue folding each corner into the central point, just like the Step 2. Right now, you will end with a smaller square of paper!
Fourth, fold the smaller square in half one way, and then press the crease. Repeat folding in half the other way and pressing the crease again. Next, pull the pointed ends together and consider tucking your fingers under the flaps. See! Your origami paper fortune teller is now complete!
How to play?
There will be 4 outside finger flaps. Use your colored pencils to write or color each of the 4 squares, such as yellow, blue, green, pink.
Flip the square over, and you will see 4 pairs of triangles on the inner folds. Let’s number these 1-8. Of course, it is a traditional way because numbers are very fun for kids to learn counting and number recognition. However, you can add creativity and draw more pictures in this paper fortune teller for kids. For instance, you can draw a puppy, the sun, etc. Interestingly, it is quite able to hear awesome comments about your drawings, like “Wow, mom, I like the puppy! It is so cute that I cannot leave my eyes on it!”
Lift up the numbered triangles and you will have 8 small triangles on which to write down your funny, cheeky or cryptic fortunes. Don’t worry! Kids may help with the fortunes, or it is a nice idea to use pure parent-generated for surprise once you are doing the telling. After you have written all the fortunes successfully, fold the flaps back down.
Slightly slide your thumbs and forefingers under the square flaps as well as bring the points together. It is possible to open and close the cootie catcher by continuously moving your thumbs and forefingers from up and down or side to side.
So, it is time to tell some magical fortunes! Put the toy over your hands and have someone pick a color from the outside. Then, you must you spell it out by opening and closing your Cootie Catcher. Repeat the same process with the numbers on the inside. The player will pick from the inner numbers 3 times. And the third time is the flap which is also their fortune.
What to write in the toy?
What to write in thecootie catcher should be sayings that can bring smiles all around. There is no need to add “in bed” to make them interesting. Just tell your dinner guests a few funny sayings for a memorable meal. For sure, laughter is the best dessert! The following are some of typical examples you may consult:
- You will laugh so hard at lunch. This makes your drinks come out of your nose.
- Next time when you yawn, a small bug can fly in your mouth.
- You will spill ketchup on you yourself soon.
- You will be invited to enjoy a pizza tonight.
- This evening, you will dream that you can fly.
- A monkey will grab and steal your hat at the zoo.
- An elephant will grab your sandwich from your hand.
- Your zipper will break.
- Next time when you swing, your shoes will fly off.
- In class, a small bug will crawl up your leg, which gives you a start.
- A very large woman will soon give you a hug.
- You will fall asleep in the next courses.
- You will bring me a bag of cookies soon.
- You will break a pencil while doing your homework.
- Next time when you sit down, a lazy cat will crawl in your lap.
- You will get the hiccups soon.
- You will see money under the couch cushions.
- You will pick up money in the street.
- You will dream that you are falling, and wake up on the floor.
Lots of children love this fortune teller paper as it is small, portable and easy to make. Parents tend to pull it out in a waiting room with their beloved kids and keep them entertained without a need to be plugged in. It is also perfect to practice numbers, colors and spelling. Enjoy! Please your funny things in a fortune teller paper and share any creative sayings you or your kiddos come up with here!