Step-by-Step Guide: How to Make a Paper Fortune Teller
Do you remember making paper fortune tellers as a child? This simple craft project is a fun way to pass the time make predictions about the future. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make a paper fortune teller:
- 8.5 x 11 inch paper
- Pen or marker
- Start with a blank piece of paper fold it in half vertically. Unfold fold it in half horizontally. Unfold the paper you should have a creased X in the center of the page.
- Turn the paper over so the creases are on the bottom. Fold each corner to the center point where the creases intersect. You should be left with a smaller square.
- Flip the paper over again so the folded corners are on the bottom. Fold each corner again to the center point.
- Flip the paper over one last time so the folded corners are on the top. Fold the paper in half vertically horizontally to create creases from corner to corner.
- Place your fingers inside the flaps push them towards each other to create the fortune teller shape. Use your marker to write numbers in ascending order on each of the 4 panels. You can also write colors emotions or fortunes on each flap.
- Choose a color or number spell it out while moving the fortune teller back forth. On the final move choose a flap lift it up to reveal your fortune or prediction.
- Use a different color for each panel to make it more visually appealing.
- Write the numbers or fortunes on a separate piece of paper before transferring them to the fortune teller to avoid mistakes.
- Decorate your fortune teller with stickers or drawings to make it more personal.
Making a paper fortune teller is a simple entertaining way to spend an afternoon. Follow these simple instructions enjoy predicting your future with your family friends.