Learn how to make a paper fortune teller with instructions below.
The paper fortune teller, sometimes called a cootie catcher, is an origami toy that children absolutely love to play with. It’s very easy to make and children can use their imagination to think of what fortunes to write.
Here’s how to play. Ask a friend to pick a number from 1 to 10. Then open and close the fortune teller while counting to and stopping at the chosen number. Then ask your friend to pick a color. After a color is picked, open the flap containing that color and read the prewritten fortune to him or her.
Ready to make your own? Just follow the instructions below to learn how to make a fortune teller out of paper. Have fun!
Step 2: Fold the paper in half by folding the bottom left corner to the upper right corner, then unfold.
Step 3: Fold the paper in half again by folding the bottom right corner to the top left corner, then unfold again.
Step 4: Fold the paper in half by folding the bottom edge to the top edge, then unfold.
Step 5: Fold the paper in half again by folding the left edge to the right edge and yes, unfold again.
Step 6: Fold all four corners to the center.
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Step 7: Turn the paper over.
Step 8: Once again, fold all four corners to the center.
Step 9: Color or label all the triangles with different colors.
Step 10: Write a fortune underneath each color and close the flaps again.
Step 11: Fold the bottom half to the top.
Step 12: Tuck your thumbs and forefingers in the four openings below. Now you’re ready to play with the paper fortune teller.
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