|

Fortune-Teller

Kids will have fun folding paper into this unique shape and telling the fortunes of their friends and family. They can make this simple fortune-teller, or customize it to fit their tastes by adding decals, stamps, or drawings on the flaps to illustrate the fortunes.

Time frame: Half hour

Level: Easy

What you need:

  • Piece of paper
  • Scissors
  • Fine-tipped marker
  1. Cut a piece of paper into a nine-inch square.
  2. Fold the paper in half diagonally to form a triangle. Fold in half again, forming a smaller triangle.
  3. Unfold the paper and fold in each of the ends to meet in the center crease, forming a square (see illustration). Flip the paper over and turn in those edges to meet at the center, forming another smaller square.
  4. Lift up the flaps on the other side and place a thumb and finger in each flap to make a moving square form.
  5. With a marker, place the name of a color on each of the four outside squares. Place a number on each of the eight inside triangles.
  6. Write a fortune under the flap of each inside triangle.
Folding paper into a fortune-teller.

Here's how to tell a fortune: Ask a person to pick a color from the four outside flaps. Open and close the paper spel­ling out the color. For example, open once for R, close for E, and open again for D. Have the person pick a number from inside and open and close again that number of times. Have them pick a number again and open up the triangle with the fortune written inside.

More on: Crafts for Kids

|

Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Great Gifts © 2001 by Marilee LeBon. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

To order this book visit Amazon's web site or call 1-800-253-6476.


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

3 Fun Thanksgiving Games for Kids
Looking for some great Thanksgiving games to play with your kids? Print our free Pin the Feathers on the Turkey game, Pin the Hat on the Pilgrim game, and Thanksgiving Parade Bingo game for loads of laughs this Turkey Day!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top Family Movies in Theaters for the Holidays
Taking the kids to the movies is a special family treat for the holidays! Don't miss 2014's best family films in theaters from Thanksgiving through Christmas.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!