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Paper Fortune Cookies are really a lot of fun to make! They are the type of craft that is very versatile and easy to make! You can change up the paper patterns for various holidays and you can change the sayings to whatever occasion you are celebrating! You could make these for New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, a Mulan themed party, to celebrate a baby shower or a gender reveal party! The variety of ideas is endless!
This is a really easy craft that the kids can help with too!
Paper Fortune Cookie Craft
– 5-6 Pieces Paper, assorted colors and patterns
– White Piece of Paper
– Hot Glue Gun
– 3 ½” Lid, to use for tracing
Trace as many circles as you’d like using your lid, and cut them all out.
Cut strips of white paper about 3”x ½”. You will need the same number of strips as circles.
Write a fortune on each strip of paper.
Now take one circle and gently fold it in half, but only crease it in the center of the fold. Open it back up.
Fold the circle in half again the opposite direction without creasing, making sure the crease you made earlier is perpendicular to the new fold. Slide a fortune paper through so you can see a bit of each end.
Gently push the crease in with your finger so the ends start to fold together while you hold the open edges together. The open edge of the circle will kind of naturally overlap one another, but you can gently help it as you are folding the ends together.
Once you have it folded, keep holding it by the ends and carefully open it back about halfway and put a dot of glue on the crease you created. Fold it back together and hold for about 30 seconds.
Repeat the steps using all your paper circles and fortunes.
Fun craft and party favor for parents and kids to make for a New Years Party!
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