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Monday, September 21, 2015



How To Make A Paper Fortune Teller (With Step By Step Instructions)

How To Make A Paper Fortune Teller

Origami Paper Fortune Tellers Or Cootie Catcher is a traditional game passed down from generation to generation. If you have forgotten how to make one, this post shows you the steps on how to make it.





How To Make A Paper Fortune Teller or Cootie Catcher - Step By Step Instructions

A Paper Fortune Teller or Cootie Catcher is a fun game I used to play as a child. In those days, we didn't have tablet computers or interactive hand held devices to distract us. I like how life was so much simpler then. Children played with homemade games and toys. They read a lot more books then they do now and they also have a lot more physical play.
In this lens, I will teach you how to make a paper fortune teller and how to play with a paper fortune teller. It is a nice game to play with friends on a rainy day. You can make up the fortune or write fun things to do in your paper fortune teller and have a jolly good time.
What You Need To Make Your Paper Fortune Teller - You Will Need A Square Piece Of Paper
First of all, here is what you will need to make your paper fortune teller.
You will need a square piece of paper. You will also need marker pens or colored pens. If you like you can make your paper fortune teller look even better by decorating it with colored pencils, glitters or stickers or anything else you like!


Step One on How To Make Your Own Paper Fortune Teller



First, you have to fold your square paper in half. Then fold it again into half. Finally unfold.

Step Two on How To Fold Your Own Paper Fortune Teller



In the second step, you have to fold all the corners of the paper to meet in the center. When you are done, you will have a square paper again.

Step Three On How To Fold Your Own Paper Fortune Teller - Look at the sequence of this picture in clockwise manner and finishing at the center


When you are done with step two above, turn your paper over.
In step three, you have to fold all the corners of the paper into the center in the same manner as you did in step two.
When you are done, you are back to square one, meaning you will have a square paper again.

Step Four On How To Make Your Own Paper Fortune Teller


When you are done with step three, turn the paper over, then fold first one way and reopen and then fold the other way and reopen. This is to facilitate or make it easier for you to slip your fingers into the paper fortune teller in the next step.

Step Five One How To Make Your Own Paper Fortune Teller


Write the names of four colors on each of the flaps in your paper fortune teller.
The most basic is to write in the name of colors. However, you can exercise your own creativity by filling it with the name of flowers, your friends, or monster names if you prefer, just for fun!

Step Six On How To Make Your Own Paper Fortune Teller

Next, turn the paper fortune teller and write in the numbers 1 to 8 on all of the sections you see.
Again, instead of numbers you can write in any other words you prefer.

Step Seven Of Making Your Own Paper Fortune Teller


Finally, write in the "fortunes". Be imaginative and fun. Write in anything you like.
Instead of 'fortunes' you can also write in other things that require your friends to do a certain action, like "Dance and twirl around" or "Laugh non stop" etc.


How To Play With Your Paper Fortune Teller


1. Slip your fingers into the 'pockets' of the paper fortune teller.

2. Ask your friend to choose a color.
3. Spell the color while moving your fingers in and out first one way, then the other.
4. Then ask your friend to choose a number that is available.
5. Move the fortune teller in and out according to the number chosen.
6. Ask your friend to choose another number from the ones that can be seen.
7. Open the flap and read out the fortune.
Free Printable Paper Fortune Teller Templates - For All Occasions
These paper fortune teller or cootie catcher templates are for all occasions including Valentines, Thanksgiving, Year of the Dragon and Halloween. Have fun!



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